Hip Tight Onions - The Robert Cray Band

from the album In My Soul (2014)

I am finding myself in the mood for upbeat instrumental songs.  Something I can lose myself in and not have to bother with singers or lyrics.  I found the perfect song in Hip Tight Onions by The Robert Cray Band.

On this song, the blues legend takes a crack at Memphis soul with this tribute to Booker T & The MGs.  I dig how the song's title is a mash up of that band's three greatest tunes: Hip Hug Her, Time Is Tight, and Green Onions.

Right from the opening crack of the snare this song drips Memphis.  The B3 organ, bass, and drums are all superb.  I find the guitar work most enjoyable.  It is Robert Cray channeling Steve Cropper, while never losing his own trademark sound.

Give this track a spin at your next groovy house party.

Click Here to listen to Hip Tight Onions.