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Booker T & The MGsComplete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Stax/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A treasure trove of tight, organ-driven grooves from Booker T & The MGs – a quartet who really helped transform the sound of soul music in the 60s – even if they never sang on any of their records! The combo instrumental record had existed before Booker and the group, but working at Stax Records during the glory days of the Memphis soul scene, The MGs were able to come up with a whole new approach – tight, focused, and very sharp – not entirely funky, but not far off either – usually just with a scratchy guitar line to tighten up the rhythm, and Booker's fantastic lines on the organ to set up the tune! The group recorded a number of classic albums for Stax, but they maybe shone most on their singles – especially the b-sides, which were where they really had fun. (And trivia – "Green Onions", their biggest hit, was originally a b-side!) The set features the first run of their Stax singles – 29 tracks in all, with lots of unusual instrumentals next to the hits – titles that include "My Sweet Potato", "Booker Loo", "Aw Mercy", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Chinese Checkers", "MG Party", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Winter Wonderland", "Hip Hug Her", "Red Beans & Rice", "Can't Be Still", "Terrible Thing", "Outrage", "Boot Leg", "Fannie Mae", "Summertime", "Winter Snow", and of course, "Green Onions". CD
Also available Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 38.99

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Booker T & The MGsComplete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stax/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 39.99
A treasure trove of tight, organ-driven grooves from Booker T & The MGs – a quartet who really helped transform the sound of soul music in the 60s – even if they never sang on any of their records! The combo instrumental record had existed before Booker and the group, but working at Stax Records during the glory days of the Memphis soul scene, The MGs were able to come up with a whole new approach – tight, focused, and very sharp – not entirely funky, but not far off either – usually just with a scratchy guitar line to tighten up the rhythm, and Booker's fantastic lines on the organ to set up the tune! The group recorded a number of classic albums for Stax, but they maybe shone most on their singles – especially the b-sides, which were where they really had fun. (And trivia – "Green Onions", their biggest hit, was originally a b-side!) The set features the first run of their Stax singles – 29 tracks in all, with lots of unusual instrumentals next to the hits – titles that include "My Sweet Potato", "Booker Loo", "Aw Mercy", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Chinese Checkers", "MG Party", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Winter Wonderland", "Hip Hug Her", "Red Beans & Rice", "Can't Be Still", "Terrible Thing", "Outrage", "Boot Leg", "Fannie Mae", "Summertime", "Winter Snow", and of course, "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies on blue vinyl.)
Also available Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 ... CD 18.99

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Staple SingersCome Go With Me – The Stax Collection (Soul Folk In Action/We'll Get Over/Staple Swingers/Be Altitude/Be What You Are/City In The Sky/rarities) (7LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, New Copy ... On February 21, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Explosion (Stax) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A landmark double LP collection of work from Stax Records – issued at the end of the 60s, after their split with Atlantic – and a real celebration of the new life that was coming to the label at the time! The range of work is really great, and the 28 track set moves easily from hits to more obscure numbers – in a mode that really shows the growing sound of Stax as the 70s approached. Classic! Titles include "Hot Hips" by The Bar-Kays, "Where Do I Go" by Carla Thomas, "I Like Everything About You" by Jimmy Hughes, "It's Me" by Judy Clay, "Booker's Theme" by Booker T & The MGs, "Heartaches Mountain" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "Soul Clap 69" by Booker T & The MGs, "These Old Memories" by The Mad Lads, "Private Number" by William Bell & Judy Clay, "Long Walk To DC" by Staple Singers, and "Copy Kat" by Bar-Kays. 28 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – on nice heavy vinyl!)

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VariousStax 68 – A Memphis Story (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1968. New Copy 5CD ... $62.99 69.99
1968 was the world of revolution around the world – and to our music-trained ears, one of the greatest revolutions occurred at the legendary Stax Records! Before that year, the label had been working with Atlantic Records – who totally screwed them, and took away all their catalog – leaving Stax to start completely from scratch, and reinvent themselves as an even more righteous company in the process! Make no mistake, Stax was already a pretty great company before – the leading light of the Memphis soul scene – but in 1968, the company went back to basics, and also embraced new waves of funk and blues, freed up to go into some very groovy territory. This 5CD set documents that amazing time – by bringing together all the singles released in 1968, both a-sides and b-sides – along with a big booklet of notes and photos that not only talk about the changes at the label, but also the city of Memphis in the tragic year of 1968 – which also saw the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King. The package is overflowing with as much history as it is soul music – and features over 120 songs by artists who include Booker T & The MGs, Linda Lynell, Judy Clay, Harvey Scales, Otis Redding, The Memphis Nomads, Shirley Walton, Bar-Kays, Ollie & The Nightingales, William Bell, The Goodees, Mable John, The Epsilons, The Soul Children, Mad Lads, Charmells, Lindell Hill, Jimmy Hughes, Delaney & Bonnie, Dino & Doc, Daaron Lee, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Derek Martin, Johnnie Taylor, and many more! CD

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VariousStax O' Soul – A Sampler Of Stax Trax ... CD
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Music from William Bell, the Tonettes, Booker T & the MGs, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, Mable John, Ruby Johnson, Eddie Floyd, Kim Weston, Little Sonny & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStax/Volt Revue Vol 1 – Live In London ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $6.99
A legendary live set from the 60s all-stars of Stax Records – a performance in London in the late 60s, as the label follows Motown's lead on taking its big names overseas! The lineup is legendary, and most of the tunes are familiar by the artists, but get nice fresh versions here – sometimes a bit quicker, and sometimes a bit rougher – both of which makes a nice change from the iconic classics. Titles include "Green Onions" by Booker T & The MGs, "Philly Dog" by The Mark-Keys, "Knock On Wood" and "If I Had A Hammer" by Eddie Floyd, "Hold On I'm Comin" and "I Take What I Want" by Sam & Dave, "Shake" by Otis Redding, and "Yesterday" by Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Various101 Stax – 101 Of The Greatest Tracks From The Legendary Record Label (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
5CDs, and a set that's overflowing with classic tracks from the legendary Stax Records – with an especially heavy emphasis on the label's genius moments from 1968 to the mid 70s! There's way too much here to list, but some of the more unusual tracks include "What A Man" by Linda Lyndell, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Funky Robot (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "Circuit's Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Sweetback's Theme" by Melvin Van Peebles, "Help" by David Porter, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "I Could Never Be President" by Johnnie Taylor, "How Can I Be A Witness" by RB Hudmon, "What Goes Around Must Come Around" by Sons Of Slum, "Harlem Heaven" by Rance Allen, "Mother's Day" by 24 Carat Black, "Bump & Boogie (part 1)" by The Wrecking Crew, "Chains Of Love" by Jimmy Hughes, "Itch & Scratch (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "What's Usual Ain't Natural" by Eric Mercury, "Lovin You Lovin Me" by Sandra Wright, "What Do You See In Her" by Hot Sauce, "The Creeper Returns" by Little Sonny, and "It's Worth A Whippin" by Shirley Brown. CD

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✨✧ VariousBoy Meets Girl – Classic Stax Soul Duets ... CD
Stax, 1969/2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
A cool repackaging of the classic Boy Meets Girl album on Stax – featuring a slightly different set list than the original, with some key extra cuts! The core album was issued as a special project by Stax in their first year after parting with Atlantic, almost as a message to that label that they were more than capable of handling things on their own! The double-length set brings together the label's best male and female artists, each in duets that largely only ever appeared on this LP – expanded here with a few other key Stax duets. Other soul labels – like Vee Jay or Motown – had had good luck with the male/female duet sound, but the quality of Stax's singers puts them right up there with the top of the genre – as singers like William Bell, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, and Eddie Floyd all work perfectly together here – really getting past cliches of the format. Original titles include "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by William Bell & Carla Thomas, "I Thank You" by William Bell & Mavis Staples, "Ain't That Good" and "Piece Of My Heart" by Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples, "It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul)" by Pervis Staples & Carla Thomas, "It's Our Time" by Eddie Floyd & Carla Thomas, and "Soul-a-Lujah", sung by the whole group. New cuts include "Private Number" – sung by both the original team of William Bell & Judy Clay, and the duo of Dusty Springfield & Spencer Davis – plus "Get Ourselves Together" and "My Baby Specializes" by Delaney & Bonnie – in place of some tracks that were pulled from the original album. 18 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousStax Does The Beatles (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Stax Does The Beatles – and they do a pretty nice job of it too! The collection's a much better one than you might expect from the title and cover – as the grooves here are all pretty darn soulful, and not just simple copycat modes of hits by the Fab Four – but even more importantly, the package features a number of previously unissued tracks from the Stax Records vaults – making it even more essential, even if you have some of the originals! The vibe here is totally great – a real transformation of The Beatles' original ideas – taken into heavier Memphis soul territory, which often gets increasingly righteous during some of the later recordings here. Previously unreleased titles include "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Booker T & The MGs, "Yesterday (live)" by Carla Thomas, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Bar-Kays, and an alternate take of "Day Tripper" by Otis Redding – plus "Help" by David Porter, "And I Love Her" by Reggie Milner, "Something" by Isaac Hayes, "Hey Jude" by The Bar-Kays, "My Sweet Lord" by John Gary Williams, and "Lady Madonna" by Booker T & The MGs. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ Robert GordonRespect Yourself – Stax Records & The Soul Explosion ... Book
Bloomsbury, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best books ever written about the legendary Stax Records – that important Memphis powerhouse of soul music that transformed the style of a generation, and also offered up new modes of production and presentation as well! The Stax story is one that's maybe even more vivid than most other record companies – given its nexus of change and progress in the Civil Rights era, and its connection to larger musical forces that both helped shape the label, and give it the chance to break free into new territory, too! There's also a number of larger-than-life figures in the picture, too – from founders Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, to the Cain/Abel duo of Packy Axton and Steve Cropper, to huge stars like Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes – all key figures who really make the story an amazing read. Author Robert Gordon is a longtime expert on Memphis, too – and really helps outline the role of the city in the creation of the label – in a fantastic story that's spun out over a whopping 463 pages, with both color and black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records – but also countless hours on the road, where Otis honed his talents and perfected his craft – while additionally putting both himself and his talents at risk. Author Mark Ribowsky looks at these years in wonderful depth – mostly with a focus on Redding, but also a strong look at Stax as well – as the partnership between the two was one of the most important in soul music at the time, and continues to have an impact all these many years later. Book is 366 pages, with copious notes at the end – hardcover, and with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ VariousStax – The Soul Of Hip Hop ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive amount of classic sample tracks – all funky nuggets pulled from the legendary catalog of Stax Records! The set's the first American set we've ever seen to pay tribute to Stax from this perspective – and alongside a well-chosen batch of tunes, all remastered for the set, the collection also features track-by-track notes that tell the importance and revival of all the tunes within – helping identify later uses of the original grooves, while still showing plenty of respect for the originals! Titles include "Humpin" by The Bar-Kays, "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Why Marry" by Sweet Inspirations, "Melting Pot" by Booker T & The MGs, "Hung Up On My Baby" and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" by Isaac Hayes, "Get Up & Get Down" by The Dramatics, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell, "Do The Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas, "As Long As I've Got You" by Charmels, "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter, "After The Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, and "Packed Up & Took My Mind" by Little Milton. CD
(Please Note – The tray card has a small cutout hole.)
 
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Rance Allen GroupStraight From The Heart ... LP
Stax, 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
A return to Stax by Rance Allen – his first album for the label after a stellar set for Capitol, and a much smoother set than before! Rance has learned from his work with Larry Mizell on Capitol, and is using a warmer glide on his tracks on this set – arrangements mostly done by producer Henry Cosby, used to kick Rance's sound up to a smoother modern soul kind of sound. The overall groove isn't as spacious as his work on Capitol, but the record's still pretty darn nice – and given Rance's always-great vocals, we tend to love just about anything he does. Titles include "Stand Up For Love", "I Belong To You", "Joy", "Security", "California Gold", "I Found A Friend", and "The Wheel Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one bumped corner.)

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William BellEverybody Loves A Winner/You're Such A Sweet Thang ... 7-inch
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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William BellI Forgot To Be Your Lover/Bring The Curtain Down ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Booker T & The MGsSoul Dressing/MG Party ... 7-inch
Stax, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug Her/Doin Our Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99
2 full albums – plus bonus tracks too! On Hip Hug Her, Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". Doin Our Thing has Booker T & The MGs moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s hits by other soul artists, but reworked strongly by the group's wonderful rhythms, and turned into a really cooking batch of Memphis soul instrumentals! There's a few key original tunes on the set – like the title track "Doin Our Thing" – and the cuts "I Can Dig It" and "Blue On Green" – but the covers are equally great, and include versions of "Ode To Billie Joe", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Expressway To Your Heart", and "Let's Go Get Stoned". Features 2 bonus tracks – "Summertime (single edit)" and "Winter Snow". CD

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... CD
Stax/Rhino, 1967. Used ... $4.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". CD
Also available Hip Hug-Her ... LP 11.99

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)
Also available Hip Hug-Her ... CD 4.99

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Booker T & The MGsMelting Pot ... CD
Stax, 1970. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Booker T & The MGs – and very different than their early work! The record has Book & Co taking off with a stretched-out jazzy sound – carving expanded grooves that are filled with sweet organ solos, choppy guitar riffs, and some incredibly tight rhythm lines – more than enough to make this set a standout in the collection of any beat digger! Includes the massive "Melting Pot" – an oft-sampled jam that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus "LA Jazz Song", which features amazingly tight guitar work from Steve Cropper, and the nice cuts "Fuquawi" and "Chicken Pox". Other titles include "Back Home", "Sunny Monday", and "Hi Ride". CD

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Veda BrownShort Stopping/I Can See Every Woman's Man But Mine ... 7-inch
Stax, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Veda never cut an album for Stax, but she's right up there with Jean Knight, Inez Foxx, and Carla Thomas as one of the label's strong deep soul females! "Short Stopping" is a funky number with a bit of a Johnny Taylor groove to it – bluesily vamping, with a catchy concept to hold it together. Even better is "I Can See", a great little weeper, with a message approach that you'll get from the title! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Circle O' FireEscape Hatch ... LP
Stax, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Produced by David Porter – with tracks that include "Nobody Loves You Like I Do", "You're A Winner", "Jookin", "Bunderful", "True Blue", "Glo Love", "Have it Your Way", "Ray Of Sunshine", and "Groovy Woovy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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Judy ClayIt Ain't Long Enough (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Stax, 1968. Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. NOTE – One side has marks that skip, but the other side is just fine.)

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Delaney & BonnieHome (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1969. Used ... $8.99
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett – a pair who were hyped heavily by the rock scene of their era, but who also step out here with equally soulful appeal – almost a blue-eyed soul take on the Stax sound of the late 60s! Of course, it helps that the pair get plenty of help on the record from folks like Booker T & The MGs, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes, and William Bell – but their own efforts are pretty great too, as heard on tracks that include "My Baby Specializes", "Things Get Better", "We Can Love", "Just Plain Beautiful", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Pour Your Love On Me". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "A Long Road Ahead", "I've Just Been Feeling Bad", "Dirty Old Man", and "Get Ourselves Together". CD

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Fat Larry's BandOff The Wall ... LP
Stax, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the best albums that "Fat" Larry James and his band ever cut for Stax – funky soul mixed with smooth east coast production, kind of an extension of the indie sound of groups on labels like Buddah and Roulette in the mid 70s, taken up a few more notches, and handled with a lot more skill! Includes the nice smooth cut "Sparkle", plus "Passing Time", "Easy", "Time", and "Peaceful Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Eddie FloydBaby Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed) ... LP
Stax, 1973. Sealed ... $11.99
A great mix of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and LA modes from Eddie Floyd – working here with help from Al Bell and Al Jackson in the studio, but also handling a fair bit of the proceedings himself! Titles include "Something To Write Home About", "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Heart", "I Wanna Do Things For You", "The Highwayman", "I Hear Footsteps", "Check Me Out", and "Lay Your Loving On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shrinkwrap is open along a third of the record. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Eddie FloydDon't Rock The Boat/This House ... 7-inch
Stax, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic Group sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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Eddie FloydKnock On Wood/Got To Make A Comeback ... 7-inch
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie FloydOn A Saturday Night/Under My Nose ... 7-inch
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic Group sleeve.)

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Eddie FloydRaise Your Hand/I've Just Been Feeling Bad ... 7-inch
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eddie FloydVery Best Of Eddie Floyd ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
20 tracks of Eddie's classic Stax sides, with a range of material that runs from 1966 through 1974. Cuts include "Knock on Wood" (of course), "Big Bird", "Check Me Out", "Soul Street", "Blood Is Thicker Than Water", and "Baby Lay Your Head Down". Going through this, you realize how much of Eddie's stuff never made it to big-hit status, but that doesn't keep it from being great. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Isaac HayesGreatest Hit Singles ... CD
Stax, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
An album that pretty much needs no introduction, as it's largely evident from the title. Just ion case you were wondering though, this is quite a batch of heavy soul and protoypical funk. A dozen essential 70s R&B gems, as released on singles, including "Walk On By", "Do Your Thing", "Shaft", "Joy (part 1)", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "I Stand Accused", "The Look Of Love" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". CD

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... CD
Stax/Enterprise, 1970. Used ... $5.99
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". CD
Also available Isaac Hayes Movement ... LP 6.99

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Isaac HayesShaft (remastered edition) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, he did the inconceivable, as the album was one of the first times a pop musician had scored, not just sung on, an entire soundtrack. Plus, the soundtrack's super-huge – running as a double-length batch of tracks that was a rarity for the often-slim soundtrack market. Includes many great funky numbers – both vocal and instrumental – including "Theme from Shaft", "Cafe Regio's", "Walk from Regio's", "Bumpy's Lament", and "Do Your Thing", in the nice 19 minute long version! CD
Also available Shaft ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign ... LP
Stax, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, but also set amidst arrangements that have a bit more soul than the average Chicago blues session from the same time. The set features a number of originals by Stax regulars like Booker T and David Porter – and titles include "The Hunter", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "Down Don't Bother Me", "Laundromat Blues", and "Personal Manager". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Canadian Atlantic/Warner Communications pressing.)

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Albert KingLaundromat Blues/Overall Junction ... 7-inch
Stax, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label pressing.)

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Albert KingLive Wire/Blues Power (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Stax/Mobile Fidelity, 1968. Used ... $32.99
Plenty of blues power here – a searing live set recorded by Albert King before a very enthusiastic crowd at the Fillmore in the late 60s! The album's filled with lots of King's sharp-edged guitar lines – searing with a bit more soul than your usual bluesman, possibly in part because the backing group's so tight! At times, there's almost a bit of funk in the mix – given that the rhythm section romps it up pretty strongly – and the record stands nicely apart from some of the blues cliches that were creeping into the mix at the time. Titles include the 10 minute workout "Blues Power" – plus "Watermelon Man", "Night Stomp", "Blues At Sunrise", "Please Love Me", and "Look Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert KingPinch ... LP
Stax, 1977. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Jean KnightYou Think You're Hot Stuff/Don't Talk About Jody ... 7-inch
Stax, 1971. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
From the Mr Big Stuff album. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Stax sleeve, with a bit of pen. Includes jukebox strips.)

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Mar-Keys & Booker T & The MGsBack To Back ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $9.99
Two great Memphis instrumental groups, back to back on one CD – in a smoking little live set that keeps the Stax Records sound strong – even away from the studio! The set's actually heavier on work by Booker T & The MGs than it is cuts by The Mar-Keys – as Book and crew handle seven out of the record's ten tracks – all with that sublime Hammond-heavy groove that makes them so great – and which takes on an even rawer sound here in the live setting! But The Mar-Keys are pretty sweet too – maybe a bit looser than on their singles – and we mean that in a good way. Booker T & The MGs play "Green Onions", "Hip Hug Her", "Tic Tac Toe", "Booker Lou", "Gimme Some Lovin", "Outrage", and "Red Beans & Rice" – and The Mar-Keys serve up "Last Night", "Grab This Thing", and "Philly Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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N'DambiPink Elephant ... CD
Stax, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Tremendous work from N'Dambi – a set that really moves her career forward strongly, while still holding onto the best soulful sound of her roots! The album's N'Dambi's first for a big label – the newly-reformed Stax – but it's got a perfectly balanced sound that's sure to please any past fans of her music, and win her a lot more in years to come! Grooves are spare, stark, and simple – with a soulful depth that definitely fits the legendary Stax imprint – and the vocals are fantastic – and proof that there's still some great female deep soul singers working today, if you know where to look. Yet there's also a deeper, more sophisticated vibe running through the mix – that spirit we loved on her Tunin' Up & Cosignin album – and the production by Leon Sylvers is surprisingly wonderful, at a level that really has us loving his studio talents all over again. Titles include "Mind Blowin", "The One", "Take It Out", "Daisy Chain", "Can't Hardly Wait", "What It Takes", "Nobody Jones", and "LIE". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ollie & The NightingalesI Got A Sure Thing/Girl, You Have My Heart Singing ... 7-inch
Stax, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label pressing, with jukebox strip.)

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Otis & CarlaLovey Dovey/New Year's Resolution ... 7-inch
Stax, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Otis ReddingOtis Redding Live In Europe ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
A great little live set – recorded overseas, but with a really classic 60s southern soul sound overall! Stax always did a pretty good job of shopping its big artists overseas – where they met with extremely enthusiastic response, as you'll hear in this classic live album recorded by Otis Redding! The basic structure of the songs is very similar in time and presentation to the studio versions – but the band is very lively, many numbers are taken at faster tempos, and Otis is working himself to death to please the screaming crowd. Titles include "Day Tripper", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Respect", "Can't Turn You Loose", "My Girl", and "Shake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo yellow label Volt pressing. Vinyl has a click on "These Arms Of Mine".)

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Sam & DaveDouble Dynamite ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave – the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw – bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for the leaping vocal mode of the pair – a chunky sort of blend that was one of the boldest new sounds to come out of the Memphis scene of the time. Sam & Dave also get some key support here from another important duo – that of Isaac Hayes & David Porter, who wrote a good portion of tracks on the set, and were no doubt instrumental in the groove! A killer, and the sort of record that changed male duet (and group) singing for generations to come! Titles include "You Got Me Hummin", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Use Me", and "Sweet Pains" – plus a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". PLEASE NOTE: there is an abrupt edit at the end of "Soothe Me" and "Just Can't Get Enough", which is how the record was originally pressed, probably from masters cut for 45s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Labels have a name in pen. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the top seam, and light wear.)

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Sam & DaveYou Don't Know Like I Know/Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart) ... 7-inch
Stax, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shack/Hot SauceToo Many Lovers/I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man) ... 7-inch
Stax, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A later Stax single that offers up a side apiece by each of these obscure 70s groups on the label! Both sides are nice – possibly the best cuts by the groups – with a funky style that's kind of in the mode of The Emotions from the early 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Double Hitter series.)

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Soul ChildrenIt Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)/All That Shines Ain't Gold ... 7-inch
Stax, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Soul ChildrenStir Up The Boogie (part 2)/Summer In The Shade ... 12-inch
Stax, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Fantasy sleeve. Label has some marker.)

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Staple SingersBe What You Are ... LP
Stax, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Warmly grooving 70s soul from The Staple Singers – recorded in a fuller Memphis mode that's miles from their gospel roots, but still plenty darn nice! The style here is very much in keeping with the hit Staples mode of the time – righteous, full, but still nice and earthy at the bottom – a beautiful blending of the group's one male and three female vocals – served up with some slight electric touches in the rhythms. Tracks are tight and catchy, but never poppy – and titles include "If You're Ready", an obvious follow up to "I'll Take You There" – plus "Tellin Lies", "Love Comes In All Colors", "Drown Yourself", "I Ain't Raisin No Sand", and a nice version of "Grandma's Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with a bumped corner.)

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Staple SingersBealtitude – Respect Yourself ... LP
Stax, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
About as classic as you can get with the Staple Singers! The record was cut at that perfect moment when the group was forging an electric soul sound that would bring them high in the charts in the 70s – filled with all the righteousness of their gospel years, but also touched with elements like electric piano and funky rhythm, and a strong secular soulful groove. Features a nice funky version of "Who Do You Think You Are?", with a very samplable intro – plus "Respect Yourself", "This World", "We The People", and "I'm Just Another Soldier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness and stains due to moisture.)

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Staple SingersThis World/Are You Sure ... 7-inch
Stax, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Stax sleeve, including jukebox strips.)

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Johnnie TaylorJohnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues/One Step Beyond ... CD
Stax/Ace (UK), 1969/1971. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print, a slight tear from an old sticker on the booklet cover.)

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Johnnie TaylorWho's Making Love ... LP
Stax, 1968. Very Good- ... $14.99
Killer soul from Johnnie Taylor, and really his first major LP! The record was Johnnie's second for Stax – and although the first one was good, this was the record that really had Johnnie hitting that funky bluesy sound that became his trademark into the 70s. The title cut – "Who's Making Love" – is a monster groover with a funky hook that was covered instantly by many jazz combos, and which riffs along with an Isley Brothers-ish kind of sound. The album features loads of other tasty numbers, too – all produced by Al Jackson and Don Davis – and featuring the cuts "Poor Make Believer", "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water", "Can't Trust Your Neighbor", and "Payback Hurts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Carla ThomasB-A-B-Y/What Have You Got To Offer Me ... 7-inch
Stax, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing in an Atlantic Group sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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Carla ThomasCarla Thomas (jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
Stax, 1966. Sealed (pic cover)... $24.99
An abreviated 7" version of Carla Thomas' second album for Stax – one of the classiest Memphis albums of the 60s, and a record that has Carla serving up some great Memphis originals, alongside a few other bluesy classics that are given a more sophisticated approach! 6 tracks from the LP: "B-A-B-Y", "What Have You Got To Offer Me", "I Got You, Boy", "For Your Love", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", and "Let Me Be Good To You". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips and mini LP image!)

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Carla ThomasLive At The Bohemian Caverns (previously unreleased) ... CD
Stax, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
A sweet set of Stax soul with a jazzy feel from Carla Thomas – previously unlreased live material from Carla really working in her most jazz vocal centric groove as well as few tunes by her pops Rufus Thomas! The set was captured in 1967 during a residence at the Bohemian Caverns in DC – with Carla backed by a great group that included Donny Hathaway on piano, and a well chosen set list that includes "You're Gonna Hear From Me", a medley featuring "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", A Lovely Way To Spend The Evening", "It's A Lovely Day Today" and "On A Clear Day", "Mas Que Nada", "Gee Whiz", "A Lot Of Livin' To Day", "B-A-B-Y", "Never Be True" and more, plus Rufus Thomas doing his thing on Fine And Mellow", "Did You Ever Love A Woman" and "The Dog". Very fine live material only now seeing that light of day, with much of the stage banter left in for natural, true feel. CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Carla ThomasQueen Alone ... LP
Stax, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The queen of Memphis soul – caught "alone" after a some earlier hit recordings as part of a duo with Otis Redding – but now on her own in the years after Otis untimely early passing! The album has Thomas strongly returning to the sound of her first few albums on Stax – a bold, full-voiced sound that has her reemerging as one of the first ladies of soul at the end of the 60s, and coming across with a sound that's a fair bit more mature than her earliest singles. The tunes include a great batch of original Isaac Hayes & David Porter compositions – the strength of which really hold the album together, and make for a no-filler set all the way through! Titles include "Unchanging Love", "I'll Always Have Faith In You", "Lie To Keep Me From Crying", "Stop Thief", and "I Take It To My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1A matrix and CT stamp, in fantastic shape!)

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Rufus ThomasBreakdown (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Stax, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Old school break party in action! From the first note of "The Breakdown", you know you've picked yourself a winner – the kind of funky Rufus Thomas tune that set so many beatheads going back in the mid 80s, and which has none of the hokey sound of some of his weaker work. The intro's worth it alone – but the whole cut's nice and funky nice and funky! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Stax sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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Rufus ThomasCrown Prince Of Dance ... LP
Stax, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A crowning achievement for Rufus Thomas – a set that bubbles over with funky intensity, and one of the last great albums he ever recorded for Stax! The funky Rufus mode is still in full full swing here – with loads of tunes that have the word "funky" in the title – basically jamming numbers that seem to let Thomas loose on vocals – coming up with whatever sort of catchy lyrics he can over the romping grooves underneath. Titles include two of his best funky tracks "Funky Robot" and "Funky Bird" – plus "I Wanna Sang", "Steal A Little", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Baby It's Real", "Steal A Little", and "Git On Up & Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Rufus ThomasDo The Funky Chicken/Turn Your Damper Down ... 7-inch
Stax, 1969. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A funky classic! "Funky Chicken" needs no introduction – as it's chirping guitar grooves and heavy soul vocals are well known to any fan of funk. "Turn Your Damper Down" is a nice little funk tune too – not as hard and heavy, but still pretty nice. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Stax sleeve with a bit of pen. Includes jukebox strips.)

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Rufus ThomasDo The Funky Penguin (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Stax, 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
Funky funky Rufus! This one's a monster – with great drums, rolling bass, and riffing guitar that scratches up the whole dark track to keep it nice and funky! Rufus' vocals hardly get in the way, and the cut's one of his funkiest ever! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strip.)

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Rufus ThomasDo The Push & Pull (Parts I & 2) ... 7-inch
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Nice funk from Rufus! Even though he was a bit old by this point, he could still put together a track nicely – and this one's got nicely compressed horns, and a good hook that's shouted by Rufus! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rufus ThomasFine & Mellow/Walking The Dog ... 7-inch
Stax, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rufus ThomasFunky! ... LP
Stax (Mexico), 1972. Very Good+ ... $43.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Rufus ThomasJump Back/All Night Worker ... 7-inch
Stax, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Rufus ThomasLive – Doing The Push & Pull at PJ's ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
A killer live set by Rufus Thomas – recorded right at the height of his funky comeback, before a very right-on crowd at PJ's Nightclub in LA! Rufus was always a great entertainer, and he really opens up in this live setting – doing some nice versions of "Do The Funky Chicken", "Push & Pull", "Walking The Dog", and "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" – and starting out the set with a 12 minute monologue! Heck, the whole thing sounds so great that even the old songs get a new lease on life! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Melvin Van PeeblesSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... LP
Stax, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $13.99
One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blacksploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van Peebles composed a non-stop collage of crazy sounds and funky jams, played by himself and a very young Earth, Wind, & Fire – then pasted together in a pastiche of music, dialogue, and sound effects that serve as an audio document of the film! If you've ever seen the movie – and even if you haven't – you'll find that the soundtrack works as a 40 minute version of the film, shifting back and forth with a loose narrative progression. Of course, the real appeal is the funky music – and you'll hear more than enough of that on tracks like "Sweetback's Theme", "Hoppin John", "Come On Fee", and "Sweetback Getting it Uptight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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Lena ZavaroniMa! He's Making Eyes At Me ... LP
Stax, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousMemphis Gold Vol 1 ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good- ... $11.99
Back in the 60s, Memphis Gold was Stax Records Gold – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this classic compilation! The set's got a funky-lookin' Buddah on the cover – and is overflowing with classic early Stax/Volt hits. Titles include "My Lover's Prayer" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding, "Don't Have To Shop Around" and "I Want Someone" by The Mad Lads, "No Time To Lose" and "Let Me Be Good To You" by Carla Thomas, "Philly Dog" by the Mar-Keys, and "Boot Leg" by Booker T & The MGs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing.)

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VariousTreasured Hits From The South – Presented By Nick Charles ... LP
Stax, Early 60s. Good ... $7.99
One of the earliest albums on Stax Records – a strange mix of that label's own soul music with titles from Sun Records too – a fascinating document of Memphis, with a strangely collegiate image on the front! Includes work by William Bell, Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MGs, and The Mar-Keys – as well as tracks by Charlie Rich, Carl Mann, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Thomas Wayne – plus one by Nick Charles too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: vinyl has a slight warp, but played fine for us. Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousWattstax 2 – The Living Word ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The second volume of live material recorded at Stax's legendary Wattstax concert in LA. Richard Pryor is the MC, and does a lot of comedy material, and titles include "Steal Away" and "Stop Doggin Me" by Johnny Taylor, "Lift Every Voice" by Kim Weston, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Isaac Hayes, "Peace Be Still" by The Emotions, and "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top seams.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff from Isaac Hayes! Although Ike had first appeared on LP with the album "Introducing", this was the first record to really expose his true soul genius – and it was also the first release on Ike's successful sub-label at Stax, Enterprise Records. The record shows that for all the years Ike was working away on other folks' songs for Stax, he was carefully cooking up his own style of soul that would forever change the way we think about the music. Back in 1969, the album must have blown more than a few minds for its incredibly baroque approach to soul music – taking common elements like strings, piano, and funky rhythms, and stretching them out into long waves of sound that cycle over and over, working a sly subtle magic along with Ike's super-sexy vocals, and his monologue-heavy approach to popular tunes. The album features incredible remakes of pop hits "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" – both of which run for over 10 minutes, and which completely transform the songs into something way more than simple radio fodder. Also features the psychedelic soul masterpiece "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", which has this crazy funky piano, and a messed-up sound that would make even George Clinton weep! CD features 2 bonus tracks – shorter single edits of "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". CD
Also available Hot Buttered Soul ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Isaac HayesShaft ... CD
Stax, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, he did the inconceivable, as the album was one of the first times a pop musician had scored, not just sung on, an entire soundtrack. Plus, the soundtrack's super-huge – running as a double-length batch of tracks that was a rarity for the often-slim soundtrack market. Includes many great funky numbers – both vocal and instrumental – including "Theme from Shaft", "Cafe Regio's", "Walk from Regio's", "Bumpy's Lament", and "Do Your Thing", in the nice 19 minute long version! CD
Also available Shaft ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Albert King with Stevie Ray VaughanIn Session ... LP
Stax, 1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2010 pressing.)

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✨✧ Albert King/Little MiltonChronicle ... LP
Stax, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frederick KnightI've Been Lonely For So Long (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Stax/Culture Factory (France), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation that certainly owes something to the Muscle Shoals sound, but which comes off in a way that's a bit more organic, and less in the trademark style of the time. Organ features heavily on most numbers – matching Knight's vocals with a bubbling energy that cooks things up nicely – and tracks include the classic "I've Been Lonely For So Long" , plus "Trouble", "Now That I've Found You", "This Is My Song Of Love To You", "I Let Me Chance Go By", and "Your Love's All Over Me". CD

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✨✧ Ollie & The NightingalesOllie & The Nightingales (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1969/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The near-complete Stax recordings of Ollie & The Nightingales – one of the few important vocal groups on the classic Memphis scene! The arrangements are classic Stax – handled by Isaac Hayes, David Porter, and Booker T – and The Nightingales sing with a sound that's both sweet and deep at the same time, coming together wonderfully in the album's well-honed set of tracks that shows that although Memphis wasn't as big in the vocal group mode as Philly or New York, it still had a great group or two at the time! The CD features the group's full album Ollie & The Nightingales, plus some great bonus tracks from the time after Ollie Hoskins left the group – a total of 19 tracks in all! Includes the sublime cut "I've Never Found A Girl", plus "Showered With Love", "Mellow Way You Treat Your Man", "You'll Never Do Wrong", "Broke – In Love", and "You're Movin Much Too Fast", "Just A Little Overcome", "Can't Get Away", "Don't Do It/I'm With You", and "Don't Make The Good Suffer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Skin AlleyTwo Quid Deal ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendously great album on Stax – even if it's by a non-Memphis group, and one of the few rock albums issued by the label! Two Quid Deal was the 3rd album by UK jazz rockers Skin Alley – but its license to Stax made pretty good sense at the time, given how many tracks here have a funky undercurrent – and are using some hip organ, flute, and guitar touches that rival some of the most creative work on the label! There's a definite rock sound throughout, but the instrumentation is plenty funky and gets nice and complicated – especially on the more instrumental moments. Tracks include "So Glad", "Graveyard Shuffle", "Bad Words & Evil People", "Sun Music", "The Demagogue", "Skin Valley Serenade", and "Nick's Seven". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Staple SingersIf You're Ready (Come Go With Me)/Love Comes In All Colors ... 7-inch
Stax, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorSuper Taylor ... LP
Stax, 1974. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet, smooth, and bluesy – perhaps not as hard as some of Johnnie's earlier Stax work, but with an increasing sophistication that really shows his development as a soul singer. The record's a good bridge into Johnnie's modern soul work at Columbia – and it's got arrangements by Wade Marcus and Johnny Allen that fit hand in glove with Taylor's rich voice. Titles include "It's September", "I've Been Born Again", "Just One Moment", "It Don't Pay To Get Up In The Morning", and "Try Me Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carla ThomasComfort Me ... CD
Stax, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sexiest covers ever from Carla Thomas – and one of her most sultry records, too – a set that really has her growing up, stylistically – and coming across with a new sort of boldness in her vocals! The production is prime 60s Stax, with a slightly classy touch for the lady – and Thomas' vocals are definitely center stage – as she leaves her mark on familiar tunes like "What The World Needs Now", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "Yes I'm Ready" – then really takes off on numbers like "Comfort Me", "No Time To Lose", "Move On Drifter", and "Another Night Without My Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Israel TolbertPopper Stopper ... LP
Warren/Stax, Early 70s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to find original pressing of this one! The record's a nice bit of funky raw soul by Israel Tolbert, featuring the biggest hit he ever had – "Big Leg Woman (With A Short, Short Mini Skirt)" – and lots of other nice groovers that sit somewhere between Joe Tex's funkier stuff, and other southern singers in a similar mold. Includes the tracks "Lost Love", "Driving Wheels", "Shake Your Big Hips", and "Saving My Love For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousIt's Christmas Time Again ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone onto become Holiday soul classics, plus new renditions of older tracks, all given a sweet southern soul twist! Titles include "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin" by Mack Rice, "White Christmas" by Rance Allen Group, "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas" by The Emotions, "It's Christmas Time Again" by The Temprees, "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" by Rufus Thomas, "Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas" by The Staple Singers, and "The Mistletoe & Me" by Isaac Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful mix of gospel soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the seams.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysMoney Talks ... CD
Stax, Early 70s/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Bar-Kays' last album for Stax – most likely recorded in earlier years – and a surprisingly funky set that still holds onto the group of the group's earlier 70s work, while also pointing the way towards the future! The overall sound isn't nearly as slick as in the Mercury years, and the album still makes good use of heavy guitar on the grooves, as well as some of the jazzier instrumental flourishes (especially on trumpet) that set the group apart from the rest of the funky pack. Tracks are all quite long, and still heavily focused on funk – and titles include "Holy Ghost", in two versions, plus "Monster", "Feelin Alright", "Mean Mistreater", and "Money Talks". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ William BellEvery Man Oughta Have A Woman/Tribute To A King ... 7-inch
Stax, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label pressing in an Atco sleeve, with jukebox strip. Vinyl has a slight warp but plays just fine.)

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✨✧ William BellWow/Bound To Happen ... CD
Stax, 1969/1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Late 60s magic from William Bell – two tremendous albums on a single CD! Wow is a record that definitely earns the "wow" in its title – as it makes us sit up and take new notice of William Bell's talents! Although Bell's best known for his earliest Memphis hits, he really changed a lot near the end of the 60s – evolving into a hipper, more mature singer capable of reaching new heights with his vocals – and touching on themes that go way beyond the early years. Part of the strength of the record is also due to the production – a full, proud effort helmed by Al Bell – and featuring contributions from a galaxy of Memphis and Muscle Shoals talents who include The Bar-Kays, Booker T, Eddie Hinton, and The Memphis Horns! Titles include the amazing track "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" – a number that really redefined William's sound – plus "You'll Want Diamonds", "I Can't Make It", "All For The Love Of A Woman", "My Door Is Always Open", and "I Can't Make It (All By Myself)". Bound To Happen is killer work from William Bell – a record that has him really unfolding and growing at the end of the 60s – taking off with a new sort of energy that we hardly would have expected a few years before! The sound here is nicely deep and mature – still in a classic Memphis mode, but with nods to some of the changes going on in soul all around the country from in the 60s – a style that sifts in some of the best righteous elements from other scenes, then wraps them up nicely with a sweet Tennessee glow. Titles include covers of "Western Union Man" and "Everyday People", plus a number of great post-1968 Stax tunes, most of which were written by Booker T. Jones – including "Johnny I Love You", "All God's Children Got Soul", and "A Smile Can't Hide". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ William BellYou Don't Miss Your Water/Formula Of Love ... 7-inch
Stax, 1961. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsGreen Onions ... LP
Stax, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary album of Memphis soul – and a full length set that helped redefine the sound of instrumental music in the 60s! The record's a monumental follow-up to Booker T & The MGs' huge hit single "Green Onions" – an extremely seductive organ-based instrumental that the band cooked up while just messing around in the studio – and it's filled with other organ-heavy grooves played by this tight Memphis quartet – a group who were just starting out at this point, but already had a sound that's unlike anyone else! The work of Booker T is especially nice – Hammond with a bit more punch than other combos of this nature – backed by some wicked guitar from Steve Cropper, bass from Lewis Steinberg, and drums from Al Jackson. The set features a nice mix of covers and original tunes – with titles that include "Green Onions", "I Got A Woman", "Twist & Shout", "Lonely Avenue", "Comin Home Baby", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", and "Rinky Dink". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsMcLemore Avenue ... LP
Stax, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock lowpoint in the Beatles' career, consider how many soul and jazz artists either covered the whole album, performed songs from it, or referenced it in their album covers. This little gem is proof that the compositions already had a life of their own within a short time of the release of the record – as Book and crew take the Beatles' tunes to whole new heights, working them together into a complicated batch of grooves that really pushes past their earlier work on Stax. Who knows, perhaps The Beatles were just the kick that Book needed – we can't ever tell the whole story, but we can say that the record marks a strong turning point for the group, and is well worth having for a variety of reasons. Titles include "The End", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Because", "I Want You/She's So Heavy", and "Polythene Pam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsMelting Pot ... LP
Stax, 1971. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Booker T & The MGs – and very different than their early work! The record has Book & Co taking off with a stretched-out jazzy sound – carving expanded grooves that are filled with sweet organ solos, choppy guitar riffs, and some incredibly tight rhythm lines – more than enough to make this set a standout in the collection of any beat digger! Includes the massive "Melting Pot" – an oft-sampled jam that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus "LA Jazz Song", which features amazingly tight guitar work from Steve Cropper, and the nice cuts "Fuquawi" and "Chicken Pox". Other titles include "Back Home", "Sunny Monday", and "Hi Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Stax pressing.)
Also available Melting Pot ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsMelting Pot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Booker T & The MGs – and very different than their early work! The record has Book & Co taking off with a stretched-out jazzy sound – carving expanded grooves that are filled with sweet organ solos, choppy guitar riffs, and some incredibly tight rhythm lines – more than enough to make this set a standout in the collection of any beat digger! Includes the massive "Melting Pot" – an oft-sampled jam that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus "LA Jazz Song", which features amazingly tight guitar work from Steve Cropper, and the nice cuts "Fuquawi" and "Chicken Pox". Other titles include "Back Home", "Sunny Monday", and "Hi Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Melting Pot ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Judy Clay & William BellPrivate Number/Love-Eye-Tis ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
"Private Number" is one of the best singles to come out of Stax in the late 60's, and it's one of the greatest soul duets of all time! William and Judy sing back and forth about absence and desire – in a style that's a lot more sexy than we can ever remember from other male/female duets, and with a majesty that recalls the return of Odysseus to Penelope! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Delaney & BonnieHome (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett – a pair who were hyped heavily by the rock scene of their era, but who also step out here with equally soulful appeal – almost a blue-eyed soul take on the Stax sound of the late 60s! Of course, it helps that the pair get plenty of help on the record from folks like Booker T & The MGs, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes, and William Bell – but their own efforts are pretty great too, as heard on tracks that include "My Baby Specializes", "Things Get Better", "We Can Love", "Just Plain Beautiful", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Pour Your Love On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Home (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Isaac HayesShaft (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1971. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, he did the inconceivable, as the album was one of the first times a pop musician had scored, not just sung on, an entire soundtrack. Plus, the soundtrack's super-huge – running as a double-length batch of tracks that was a rarity for the often-slim soundtrack market. Includes many great funky numbers – both vocal and instrumental – including "Theme from Shaft", "Cafe Regio's", "Walk from Regio's", "Bumpy's Lament", and "Do Your Thing", in the nice 19 minute long version! 2CD version is overflowing with bonus material – 22 tracks that are pulled from the film score recordings, not the separate studio sessions issued on record – with titles that include "Shaft's Cab Ride/Shaft Enter's Building", "Shaft's First Fight", "Bumpy's Lament (film version)", "No Name Bar (film version)", "Shaft's Pain", "Rescue/The End Theme", "Do Your Thing (film version)", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", and "Cafe Regio's (film version)". CD
Also available Shaft ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Albert KingEverybody Wants To Go To Heaven/Lovejoy, Ill ... 7-inch
Stax, 1971. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Albert KingLive Wire/Blues Power ... LP
Stax, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of blues power here – a searing live set recorded by Albert King before a very enthusiastic crowd at the Fillmore in the late 60s! The album's filled with lots of King's sharp-edged guitar lines – searing with a bit more soul than your usual bluesman, possibly in part because the backing group's so tight! At times, there's almost a bit of funk in the mix – given that the rhythm section romps it up pretty strongly – and the record stands nicely apart from some of the blues cliches that were creeping into the mix at the time. Titles include the 10 minute workout "Blues Power" – plus "Watermelon Man", "Night Stomp", "Blues At Sunrise", "Please Love Me", and "Look Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)
 
 
 



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