Booker T and the MGs' McLemore Avenue is primarily interesting as a late '60s curio; like George Benson's The Other Side of Abbey Road, it's an instrumental recasting of the Beatles' Abbey Road, this time in the classic Stax/Volt style. It works, sort of, but it's rarely as transcendent as the group's best originals. The one exception is a sterling version of George Harrison's "Something" that's among the best versions of this oft-recorded song. Harrison's ballad is slow enough for Donald "Duck" Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr -- who always got better and funkier as the tempos headed south -- to work their stuff, and as Booker T. Jones' organ playing sets a suitably churchy ambience, Steve Cropper shows Harrison (then just learning how to play slide guitar, a sound that would become increasingly prominent on his '70s solo albums) how the original's slide guitar solo could have sounded in a perfect world. In the midst of an album that's otherwise kitschy fun, "Something" stands out.