The Markey’s have today’s almost forgotten tracks

Take Booker T and the MGs, and add a horn section and you have The Mar-Keys…the quartet plus horn section played on virtually every track that came out of the Stax studios in Memphis, and, while the MGs had many hits under their own name, the Mar-Keys only had a handful, and, most notably, this one…the repeated pause probably had as much to do with this track’s appeal as the excellent musicianship but, sometimes, silence can speak quite loudly.

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Published on June 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

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