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Green Onions
Composer: Steve Cropper / Al Jackson / Booker T. Jones / Lew Steinberg

Green Onions was performed once by the Grateful Dead in June 1988.

The original Booker T & The MG's version of the song was originally released as the B-side of a single. After a few months the single was reissued with Green Onions as the A-side. Green Onions reached #3 in the pop charts and topped the soul charts. Booker T & The MG's subsequently released two more onion pieces: Mo' Onions and Green Onions '65.



Booker T & The MG's

no info Single (Behave Yourself / Green Onions, Booker T and The MGs, 1962 (Volt)
no info Single (Green Onions / Behave Yourself, Booker T and The MGs, 1962 (Stax)
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no info Hits From The South Presented by Nick Charles, Various Artists, 1962
no info Treasure Chest Goodies, Various Artists, 1963
no info Original Golden Instrumental Hits, Vol 1, Various Artists, 1964
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no info Back to Back, Mar-Keys/Booker T and The MGs, 1967
no info Live In London Volume 1, Various Artists, 1967
no info The Best of, Booker T. and the MG's, 1968
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no info Sweet Soul Music, Various Artists, 1981
no info Atlantic Soul Classics, Various Artists, 1985
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1962, Various Artists, 1986
no info Rockin' Down the Block, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1987
no info Top of the Stax: Twenty Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 1988
no info Billboard Top R&B Hits: 1962, Various Artists, 1989
no info Tour of Duty: Golden Pop Classics From The 60's, Various Artists, 1990
no info The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968: Various Artists, 1991
info Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Various Artists, 1991
no info Rhythm & Blues: 1962, Various Artist, 1991
no info Funky Broadway: Stax Revue Live at the 5/4 Ballroom, Various Artists, 1992
no info The Stax/Volt Revue: Hit the Road Stax, Vol. 3: Live in Europe, Various Artists, 1992
no info Groovin', Booker T. & the MG's, 1993
no info Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1962-1966, Various Artists, 1993
no info Soul Hits, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
no info The Definitive Soul Collection, Booker T. & the MG's, 1994
no info Very Best Of Booker T and The MGs, 1994
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info The R&B Box: 30 Years of Rhythm & Blues, Various Artists, 1994
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no info The Essentials, Booker T. & the MG's, 2002
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no info Simply the Best 60's Album, Various Artists, 2002
no info Express Yourself: The Best of Soul, Various Artists, 2002
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no info Green Onions and Other Hits, Booker T. & the MG's, 2003
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info The Vultures, Joe Weed, 1995
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info The Live Anthology, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 2009
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