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After a period of commercial decline, Booker T. & the M.G.'s finally returned to the Top 40 with the instrumental "Hip Hug-Her". It was the first single on which Jones played a Hammond B-3 organ, the instrument with which he is most closely associated (he used a Hammond M-3 on all of the earlier recordings, including "Green Onions").
The Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. The MG's versions of the Young Rascals' " Groovin' " and Bobby Hebb's " Sunny " were so downright in-the-groove, they became big hits themselves all over again.