14 December: Booker T. & The MG's: Winter Wonderland

Published December 14, 2019

The Advent Calendar continues down the instrumental path. Today's song is Booker T. & The MG's' ultra-cool version of 'Winter Wonderland': you can never get too much Hammond organ on your Christmas songs! This recording was a single, but also included on the band's 1966 album In The Christmas Spirit, which reached number 13 on Billboard's Christmas Albums chart.

The band itself, of course, were more or less the Stax Records houseband, playing on numerous legendary soul recordings, in addition to scoring a number of hits in their own right (Booker T. himself was barely 18 when they had their first hit with 'Green Onions' in 1962).

Listen here.


Booker T. & The MG's In The Christmas Spirit features their cool version of 'Winter Wonderland'.