A bunch of us went to a Sox game awhile back. We got to talking about "walk up" songs and I was asked what song I'd like to have as my "walk up" song. I couldn't decide. There were just too many to pick just one.
But today...it came to me. The song was released on this day in 1962. And I don't think there's a song with a cooler groove. The song's riff was reportedly inspired by the saunter of a cat. But of course.
And did I tell you I once got to ride in a golf cart with guitarist Steve Cropper? Yea. It happened. Unfrickenbelievable.
Here's my "walk up" song. What's yours?
The classic 1962 instrumental hit Green Onions by Booker T & the MG's. Actors and actresses dancing to this very cool song include: Marilyn Monroe, Eli, Wallach, Thelma Ritter, Clark Gable (The Misfits 1961) Sophia Loren (It Started in Naples 1960) Jayne Mansfield (Dog Eat Dog!