Booker T. & the MG’s last Stax single, “Melting Pot”, and their last Stax album, also called Melting Pot. “Melting Pot”’s repetitive groove-oriented drumming, loping bass line, and super-tight rhythm guitar made it an underground hit popular in New York City block parties. The song has often been sampled by rappers and techno DJs. The full-length album version of the track is over eight minutes long, and the second – album-only – part features some powerful flourishes from Booker T’s Hammond B3.
[In memory of Duck Dunn who died in Tokyo today]