The southern soul gem Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd came out in 1967 on Stax RecordsBacked by the Stax House Band, Booker T. & The MGs, the album relishes the gritty sound that defined the label, from its rifle-crack snare, to its punchy rhythm section, complete with swaggering horns and chromatic guitar progressions.  Here I’m featuring the opening two songs of the album,  the title track and "Something You Got".  The former features the same progression as Wilson Pickett’s famous “Midnight Hour” but played in reverse, talk about getting bang for your buck.

Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd

Something You Got- Eddie Floyd


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