Green Onions (Stax, 1962)
A template was the Stax soul sound was made in the summer of 1962, when 17-year-old organ player Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper, upright bassist Lewie Steinberg and drummer Al Jackson Jr. got messing around in a Stax Records recording studios. When the “record” button was hit and the instrumental song, Green Onions was recorded, not only did it become a template for the label, but one of the first multi-racial bands in music was born, Booker T. and the M.G.’s. Green Onions also gave Stax Studios their first #1 hit. This debut album became a worldwide hit. Green Onions peaked at #33 in the U.S. Green Onions only features instrumental tracks.