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Green Onions - BT & the MG's

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by seanm, Mar 3, 2004.


  1. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I have been practicing along to the original '62 recording of Green Onions by Booker T. & the MG's (recorded without Donald "Duck" Dunn). The recording is in F. If you play this song, do you start on the 8th fret of the A string or the 1st fret of the E?

    One musician I asked said they just drop to E (obviously they do not have a tenor sax in the band). Anybody else do this?
     
  2. This was recorded with organ bass, right?
    Just let the organ player do the bassline :)

    I'd do the first fret of the E.
     
  3. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Michigan
    I've always played it in F, at first fret.
     
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I don't think so... The liner notes credit Lewis Steinberg on bass.