Carnaby Street

by Simon

A lesser known tune by Booker T & The MGs here today.

Carnaby Street was a tribute to and inspired by the British groups as they moved from beat pop to psychedelia. It appeared on their Hip Hug-Her album in 1967. It’s quite unusual for Booker and the boys; it’s less of dance track and more jangly 6ts pop, that autumnal sound that I associate with 1966-67: it’s very very Small Faces in it’s style, with some lovely riffs and changes and an absolutely soaring Hammond chorus. Enjoy!

(Some research made today found an interview here with Ian McLagan of the Small Faces that suggests they were ‘inspired’ by this instrumental in their creation of their own classic Tin Soldier.)

Booker T & The MGs – Carnaby Street