Fillet Of Soul (LP)

wpengine

Details Fillet Of Soul is a 1972 Stax Records compilation gathering the soulful and funky sounds of the cornerstone label’s stars of the day like Isaac Hayes (“Never Can Say Goodbye,” “The Look of Love“), The Staple Singers (“Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom),” “I’ll Take You There“), The Dramatics (“Watcha See Is Watcha Get“), The Bar-Kays (“Son Of Shaft“), …

Stax Country (LP)

wpengine

Details As part of Stax’s year-long, 60th anniversary celebration, this quirky collection of long-lost gems from the latter days of the Stax empire, Stax Country highlights the Memphis soul label’s effort to branch out into country music. Although the majority of the tunes on this album never made it to the radio waves, the tracks here stand as a unique …

The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (3-LP)

wpengine

Details Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with a complete collection of all 34 singles issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. The compilation features in-depth liner notes by Jared Boyd, a Memphis-based journalist and NPR radio host, who captured new interviews with Stax Records executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary Peak Patterson, who …

Christmas In Soulsville (LP)

wpengine

Details “Vintage ’60s soul from the stars of Stax Records in Memphis: Booker T. and the MGs (‘Winter Wonderland’), Isaac Hayes (‘Winter Snow’), Otis Redding (‘Merry Christmas, Baby’). This 2007 compilation (replacing 1982’s It’s Christmas Time Again, which collected the label’s scattered Christmas singles for the first time) is at its strongest when it’s uptempo and nasty – meaning you …

Soul Explosion (2-LP)

wpengine

Details Back on vinyl for the first time since 1969, Soul Explosion offers a sampling of the Stax Records’ biggest hits and stars of the day, with Eddie Floyd, the Mad Lads, the Staple Singers, Albert King and more. The second disc of the set includes a selection of rare tracks, many of which are exclusive to this collection. These include …