Home (180g LP)

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Details 1969’s Home is the debut LP on Stax Records from Delaney & Bonnie—a blue-eyed soul duo comprised of married singer-songwriters Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Both artists came from impressive backgrounds (Delaney played with acclaimed songwriter Leon Russell in the house band for the TV show, Shindig!, while Bonnie performed with legendary blues guitarist Albert King when she was just …

Gotta Groove (180g LP)

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Details Released in 1969 on Stax subsidiary label Volt Records, the Bar-Kays’ Gotta Groove marked a triumphant return by a band reeling from tragedy after four members of the band were killed in a plane crash with Otis Redding in 1967. Surviving members Ben Cauley and James Alexander rebuilt the Bar-Kays with new musicians, and by 1969 they were back …

Christmas In Soulsville (LP)

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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)

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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 …

Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth (180g LP)

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Details Commonly regarded as one of the first-ever concept records of the soul genre, this dark masterpiece combines the lush orchestral arrangements of Isaac Hayes collaborator Dale Warren with Blaxploitation-style funk grooves, resulting in a sound that would rocket it to cult-classic status among DJs and producers who have sampled it for tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Digable Planets, Dr. …

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, …

Christmas In Soulsville (CD)

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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 …

Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (6-CD Box Set)

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Details In chronological order, this GRAMMY®-nominated, 6-CD collection presents the entirety of Redding’s performances over three nights at the famed Sunset Strip venue. The seven sets, recorded Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th of 1966, include the singer’s popular songs of the time, including “Respect,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I …

Live At The Whisky A Go Go (180g 2-LP Vinyl)

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Details In chronological order, this GRAMMY®-nominated, 2 LP album presents highlights from Otis Redding’s historic three-night stand at the famed Sunset Strip venue during the Spring of 1966. Remixed and remastered from the original 4-track analog tapes, this collection includes the singer’s popular songs of the time, including “Respect,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his cover of The …

A Message From the Ghetto (180g LP, Made in Memphis Vinyl Series)

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Details The ultimate combination of funk and soul with a gospel edge. The Sons of Truth deliver their message with their own signature blend of sweet-soul vocal harmonies and wah-wah-laced grooves. An essential offering from the Stax subsidiary label, Gospel Truth. Don’t be fooled by the down-and-out vibe of the album cover – between the sweet-soul tinged vocal harmonies and …