Just goofing off, I ran across some choice Mar-Keys stuff over at Groove Addict. For those of you who don't know, and you should know this, the Mar-Keys were the horns of Stax. In other words, you've heard them all over Stax stuff, often with Booker T and the MGs. backing others on songs you've heard a thousand times. Their own records are usually slower paced, trodding grooves. In a good way. Because their big one was "Last Night" and another song on the same LP was titled "Morning After", it would be tempting to call them hangover soul, but they're more like still slightly buzzed soul.
If you're familiar with "Last Night" I recommend listening to it last, as a chaser after hearing the others. Crank it up and let it rip. The louder, the better. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
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The Mar-Keys - Last Night mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Mar-Keys - Morning After mp3 at Groove Addict
The Mar-Keys - Cleo's Back mp3 at Groove Addict
The Mar-Keys - Too Pooped to Pop-Eye mp3 at Groove Addict