It wouldn't be all that surprising to run into Booker T and the MGs' "Green Onions," "Time Is Tight," or "Hip Hug Her" multiple times within a couple weeks of each other. They are, after all, three of their most popular songs. But I gotta say, I was pretty surprised recently when I ran into "Plum Nellie" a couple times within a few weeks. I'm sure it's no coincidence that both were posted by DJ's, considering that most DJs worth their salt tend to pick cuts that aren't overplayed. There's a couple reasons for that. One is that it sure doesn't hurt if a DJ has a few signature tunes in their bag, so long as they're something to get excited about. (Probably the best compliment any DJ can receive is the "who is that?") Another reason DJs play lesser known cuts is because DJs actually listen to music, intently. They're fiends. They dissect songs and they imagine dance floors and what the reaction might be. For a good example of what they hear, read the post at Funky 16 Corners. He gives a few good reasons why it winds his watch. All I can add is that Steve Cropper's guitar playing on the song is like some missing link between Link Wray and Davie Allan.
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Booker T & the MGs - Plum Nellie mp3 (gloriously scratchy) at Funky 16 Corners
Booker T and the MG's - Plum Nellie (clean rip) at Aquarium Drunkard Direct linking disabled, go there to get it.
Booker T & the MGs - Boot-Leg mp3 at Plain or Pan
Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions mp3 at Le Detente Generale
Booker T & the MGs - Time Is Tight mp3 at LZ Center
Booker T & the MGs - Hip Hug Her mp3 at 8106