(2012) Last Night!

The Mar-Kays

... read more"The Last Night" was a great early-'60s instrumental rock hit, and an important one in helping to establish the basic sound of Stax soul music. It's the linchpin of the Mar-Keys' first album, and despite the single's greatness, the LP is a mediocre, filler-filled effort that typifies the low...

29′:15″ 12 Songs

1
The Mar-Kays
Morning After
2:14
2
The Mar-Kays
Diana
1:58
3
The Mar-Kays
Alright, Okay, You Win
2:27
4
The Mar-Kays
Sticks And Stones
2:00
5
The Mar-Kays
Misty
2:34
6
The Mar-Kays
Night Before
2:13
7
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About Noon
2:33
8
The Mar-Kays
One Degree North
2:15
9
The Mar-Kays
Sack O' Woe
2:31
10
The Mar-Kays
Hold It!
2:08
11
The Mar-Kays
Ebb Tide
3:43
12
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Last Night
2:39
Released 27 July 2012, ℗ Academia Royal

Review

"The Last Night" was a great early-'60s instrumental rock hit, and an important one in helping to establish the basic sound of Stax soul music. It's the linchpin of the Mar-Keys' first album, and despite the single's greatness, the LP is a mediocre, filler-filled effort that typifies the low standards of the full-length rock recording at the time. These are basic sax- and organ-driven soul-rock dance instrumentals, good for dancing to in the live shows the Mar-Keys were doing, but pretty boring one after another on record. Only a few of these are group originals; the rest of the cuts include covers of jazz tunes (Cannonball Adderley's "Sack o' Woe"), popular standards ("Misty," "Ebb Tide"), classic R&B ("Sticks and Stones"), and even Paul Anka's "Diana." ~ Richie Unterberger