Green Onions / Behave Yourself

(Volt V-102, October 1962)
Reissued as Stax S-127
Billboard Hot 100 Chart Peak: #3
Entered Chart: 08/11/62
Weeks on Chart: 16
Billboard R&B Chart Peak: #1
Entered Chart: 08/25/62
Weeks on Chart: 15

  1. Green Onions (2:45)

  2. Behave Yourself (3:15)

Quotes & Notes

"I knew when we cut 'Green Onions,' I said 'Shit, this is the best damn instrumental I've heard in I don't know when.' I knew we had a winner there."

—Steve Cropper

"That sounds like somebody making love and the lady says to the man 'behave yourself!' Thus was born the title of what became the B-side, 'Behave Yourself.'"

—Estelle Axton

"Behave Yourself" is featured in the Coen brothers' cult film The Big Lebowski, playing softly at a bowling alley while The Dude contemplates a missed cash handoff in a kidnapping plot.

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