Did You Know: Booker T. Jones’ “Green Onions”

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booker t jones Did You Know: Booker T. Jones Green Onions

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Todays ‘Tickets @ 2′ song is an instrumental by the backup band for the Stax Records stable of stars: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Otis Redding[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Isaac Hayes[/lastfm] and more. It’s “Green Onions” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Booker T. Jones and the MG’s[/lastfm], which is short for Memphis Group.

Booker T. Jones was only 17 when they recorded “Green Onions,” which has been used in commercials and movies.

When we use it between two & three we’ll take caller #4 to win tickets to see American Idol runner-up from season five, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Katherine McPhee[/lastfm] in the 17th at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Call us at 1-800-213-KRTH (5784) to win!

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