Booker T. & the MG's

Soul Six Pack

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In 2009, Universal Music Group devised Soul Six Pack, a digital-download-only series of bite-size samplers that cover a handful of well-known Stax label artists. With identikit artwork and semi-arbitrary track selections that included some -- but never all -- of a given artist's major hits, the series seemed more like an experiment than a service to casual listeners. The biggest issue on the Booker T. & the M.G.'s volume of Soul Six Pack is that "Green Onions" is a re-recording of some sort, not the original. That should fend off any interest, though other well-known titles here, such as "Time Is Tight" and "Soul Limbo," do appear in their original forms.

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