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Uptight (1968)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60070529
UPC: 025218856225
UPC 14: 00025218856225
Release Date: 2/17/1998
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Johnny, I Love You ~ Booker T. & The MG's
2. Cleveland Now ~ Booker T. & The MG's
3. Children, Don't Get Weary (with Judy Clay) ~ Booker T. & The MG's
4. Tank's Lament ~ Booker T. & The MG's
5. Blues In The Gutter ~ Booker T. & The MG's
6. We've Got Johnny Wells ~ Booker T. & The MG's
7. Down At Ralph's Joint ~ Booker T. & The MG's
8. Deadwood Dick ~ Booker T. & The MG's
9. Run Tank Run ~ Booker T. & The MG's
10. Time Is Tight ~ Booker T. & The MG's

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Booker T. & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (vocals, keyboards); Steve Cropper (guitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Judy Clay (vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded June 1968. Originally released on Stax (2006).
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios).
Muze PNote Personnel: Booker T. Jones (vocals, keyboards); Judy Clay (vocals); Steve Cropper (guitar); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Muze PNote Recording information: 06/1968.
Muze PNote Arranger: Booker T. Jones.
Muze PNote This soundtrack album to Jules Dassin's film of the same name proved a successful endeavor for Booker T. and the MG's; the music here was as adventurous and diverse as anything they'd done. For starters, it required the band to focus more on their already exceptional "ambient" elements, stretching out in slower, spacier grooves than their studio albums (or record-buying audience) would allow.
Muze PNote UPTIGHT shows the MG's mixing slow, moody blues ("Blues in the Gutter"), expansive ballads ("Tank's Lament"), edgy form-shifting jams ("Run Tank Run"), and even a waltz-time carnival theme ("Deadwood Dick"). Another first here is the presence of vocals, two from vocalist Judy Clay, and two from Booker T. himself (whose textured, soulful voice is a pleasant surprise). None of this is to say that the band doesn't perform with its usual crackling chemistry and airtight precision. The lock step of Donald Dunn's bass and Al Jackson's drumming holds the rhythm down while Steve Cropper's articulate guitar and Booker T.'s flowing, floating organ keep the Memphis soul torch burning bright. The added bonus of "Time is Tight," one of the band's finest cuts, rounds out this intriguing effort.

Producer: Booker T. Jones

Engineer: Ron Capone; Steve Cropper

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Judy Clay

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations American Graffiti
Muze Music Compilations Northern Exposure
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-1968-71
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-20 Top Of The Stax Grea
Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Muze Music Compilations Stax Story
Muze Music Compilations Ali (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Incredible Soul Collection
Muze Music Compilations Soul Comes Home: A Celebration Of Sta
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Muze Music Compilations Kings Of Funk
Muze Music Compilations Stax 50th Anniversary:Best Of Stax
Muze Music Compilations Monterey International Pop Festival
Muze Music Compilations Stax Does The Beatles
Muze Music Compilations Soulsville Sings Hitsville
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Redding Otis-See and Hear Otis Redding
Muze Music Compilations Stax No 1'S
Muze Music Compilations Comp Pop Instrumental/sixties V3:1962
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits:1962
Muze Music Compilations Songs From Scandal:gladiators (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Mar-Keys (The)
Uptight ~ Original Soundtrack
Soul Side

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/20/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1968
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8562
Music Label Name Label : Stax (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00025218856225

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