Uptight CD (1998)

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Label Fantasy/stax
SKU 60070529
UPC 025218856225
UPC 14 00025218856225
Format CD
Release Date 2/17/1998
Author Booker T. & The Mg's
Compilation Appearance American Graffiti
Compilation Appearance Northern Exposure
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-20 Top Of The Stax Grea
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-1968-71
Compilation Appearance Stax Story
Compilation Appearance Ali (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Incredible Soul Collection
Compilation Appearance Yulesville
Compilation Appearance Soul Comes Home: A Celebration Of Sta
Compilation Appearance Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Compilation Appearance Kings Of Funk
Compilation Appearance Stax 50th Anniversary:Best Of Stax
Compilation Appearance Monterey International Pop Festival
Compilation Appearance Stax Does The Beatles
Compilation Appearance Soulsville Sings Hitsville
Compilation Appearance Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Compilation Appearance Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Redding Otis-See and Hear Otis Redding
Compilation Appearance Stax No 1'S
Compilation Appearance America's Greatest Hits:1962
Compilation Appearance Songs From Scandal:gladiators (Ost)
Associated Artist/Work Mar-Keys (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Ron Capone; Steve Cropper
Producer Booker T. Jones
CatalogID 8562
Lable Name Stax (USA)
Released 08/20/1991
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
Length 35m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00025218856225
Musical Guests
Judy Clay
Album Notes and Credits
Booker T. & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (vocals, keyboards); Steve Cropper (guitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Additional personnel: Judy Clay (vocals).
Recorded June 1968. Originally released on Stax (2006).
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios).
Personnel: Booker T. Jones (vocals, keyboards); Judy Clay (vocals); Steve Cropper (guitar); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Recording information: 06/1968.
Arranger: Booker T. Jones.
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.
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.
Disc 1
1 Johnny, I Love You
2 Cleveland Now
3 Children, Don't Get Weary (with Judy Clay)
4 Tank's Lament
5 Blues In The Gutter
6 We've Got Johnny Wells
7 Down At Ralph's Joint
8 Deadwood Dick
9 Run Tank Run
10 Time Is Tight
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