Stax ’68: A Memphis Story (5-CD)

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Details This milestone anniversary box set commemorates of a pivotal year for Stax Records and for American history: 1968. This period immediately follows the untimely passing of Otis Redding; it’s the year that Stax parted ways with Atlantic Records, and it’s also when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. This five-disc CD box set compiles every single (A- …

The Definitive Albert King On Stax (2-CD)

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Details A specially priced 2-disc salute to one of the greatest musicians to ever have played the blues on electric guitar, Albert King. The two disc CD features performances by Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., Wayne Jackson, Booker T. Jones and more. Tracklist CD 101. Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (2:57) 02. Laundromat Blues (3:09) …

Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & The Best Of The Rest (6-CD Box Set)

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Details This 6-CD box set delves deep into the Stax Records archives, and explores the label’s efforts to diversify their output. This new addition to the critically acclaimed series of Stax singles boxes offers a more profound study of the Memphis label’s catalog, including long-forgotten B-sides and rarities, and focusing not just on soul tunes – for which the label …

Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding (CD)

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Details Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding contains the hits “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long“, “These Arms of Mine“, “My Lover’s Prayer” and “Free Me” alongside many lesser-known songs such as “Gone Again“, “Open the Door“, “Waste of Time“, and “Everybody Makes a Mistake” to name a few. They’re all included in this compilation because they share the tangled …

#1 Record (CD)

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Details Big Star, considered to be among the founders of power pop, has been cited as an influence by many of the major alternative bands of the ’80s and ’90s, and continues to be a powerful presence in today’s musical landscape. Artists such as R.E.M., Teenage Fanclub, The Replacements (who famously penned the song “Alex Chilton”) and Wilco all enthusiastically tout the artistic impact of the …

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (CD)

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Details Up there with any soul album of the early ’70s is this 1972 Stax LP. Not only does this CD boast the title hit; the smash “In The Rain” (their biggest hit); the hit “Get Up and Get Down“, and the rest of the dance cuts and ballads on the original LP. It also adds 10 bonus cuts: “Fell for …

Born Under A Bad Sign (CD)

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Details The second studio album from Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign was released in 1967. King’s first album for Stax Records would change the face of American music with the modernization of the blues. Tracklist Born Under a Bad Sign Crosscut Saw Kansas City Oh, Pretty Woman Down Don’t Bother Me The Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind …

Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection (7-CD Set)

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Details Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection presents all of The Staple Singers’ studio albums released on the iconic Stax label, spanning 1968-1974. The final, seventh disc offers rarities, non-album singles, and several live recordings from the legendary 1972 Wattstax music festival. Housed in a slipcase, the collection also includes a deluxe booklet with archival photos and new liner notes from American music specialist and …

The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2-CD)

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Details Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever 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 …

The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 (9-CD Box Set)

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Details Part two of the definitive collection of the great Memphis soul label, Stax, focuses on the post-Atlantic years, 1968 through 1971, when Stax began its transition from a small, down-home enterprise to a corporate soul powerhouse. Vol. 2 contains all soul singles issued by Stax/Volt during that time period, and features some of the biggest hits of the day, …