Booker T & The MG’s: “Soul Limbo” (Letterman Performance)

Will Lee has been sharing some pretty cool videos lately, like this one of Booker T & The MG’s performing on Letterman.

Will tells the story:

“Did somebody say ‘More Cowbell’? After this, you’ll want less! Here’s ‘Soul Limbo’ with Booker T & The MG’s on Letterman. One of their coolest hits, kind of a Soca rhythm-based piece. I volunteered to channel my ‘inner Ralph MacDonald’ and play cowbell. It was a big honor to stand behind one of my bass mentors, Duck Dunn and get to hear him up close. The man was steady as a rock, always! The cowbell part was originally performed by Isaac Hayes, I believe! This song has gotten around; In England, the BBC used it as the theme for cricket matches.”

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  1. Vinny Sansone

    What can you say. Absolutely legendary.

  2. MARK B.

    COOL I’VE NEVER SEEN DUCK DUNN

  3. David C Dezz

    Will plays a mean cowbell. I miss the Letterman show and have been in the audience. I once spoke to Will Lee as we were leaving the Ed Sullivan theater briefly. Fun song by great musicians. Great to see Duck play again-great tone and right in the pocket. Thanks for another great video.

  4. John

    this makes me smile