Booker T And The MG's
This was the house band that played on most of the recordings at Stax Records. The band consisted of Booker T Jones on Piano/Keyboards, Duck Dunne on Bass guitar, Steve Cropper, Guitar and Al Jackson Jnr on drums. This band played on most of the Hit Records by the likes of Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding they even recorded their own compositions Time is Tight and Green Onions.
The name Green Onions came about when the band had been jamming the instrumental and one of the band said this track is so good. It stinks like Green Onions. Steve Cropper was asked do you ever play with a drum machine, his answer to the question was. I once worked with a drum machine and his name was Al Jackson Jnr he was so good.