Fillet Of Soul (LP)

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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“), …

Woman To Woman (LP)

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Details Woman to Woman is Shirley Brown‘s first album and finds the singer settling in nicely to a set of slow ballads, all soaked with an ache that the singer seems born to convey. The title track is the song most associated with the singer and one of the great love-triangle melodramas of the ’70s, sparking a series of answer songs, …

With Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session (LP)

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Details First ever vinyl release for this landmark meeting between these two blues giants! This is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together – the greatest blues summit of all time. With each musician spurning the other to greater heights, this 1983 live recording sounds as exciting on each subsequent listening as it does …

Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers (LP)

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Details An unsung monster from the waning hours of the Stax empire, Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers‘ eponymous LP is as funky as anything the label ever released. While its sound is unmistakably Stax — its elegant yet earthy sensibility couldn’t come from anywhere else — the music expands on the formula via tight, hypnotic grooves and scorching guitar …

Who’s Making Love (180g LP)

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Details In 1968, Johnnie Taylor’s provocative single, “Who’s Making Love” gave the newly independent Stax Records its first major hit. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped to bolster the label’s profile. The album Who’s Making Love was released months later, and not only featured the title track but also an irresistible collection of …

Electrified (LP)

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Details Although Mississippi-born Ernie Hines made his first recordings in Chicago for the USA label, it was when he returned south that he was signed to Stax’s We Produce label by Al Bell. He recorded this one album for the We Produce label under the supervision of Tom Nixon, who was then producing Rufus Thomas‘ big dance hits. The musicians …

The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (3-LP) + T-Shirt + Fan Bundle

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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 …

Stax Country (LP)

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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)

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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 …

McLemore Avenue (LP)

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Details Booker T & The M.G.’s’ McLemore Avenue features instrumental covers of songs from The Beatles’ Abbey Road album, which had been released only months earlier in September 1969. McLemore is the street housing the famed Stax studio in Memphis, TN. Tracklist Side A 1. Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End / Here Comes The Sun / Come …