Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (180g LP)

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Details 50th Anniversary Edition of The Staple Singers’ iconic fourth album for Stax Records, “Be Altitude: Respect Yourself”. Featuring the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and The Memphis Horns, the album is pressed on 180-gram vinyl with ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original stereo tapes by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl. Includes the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “I’ll Take You …

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

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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 …

I’ll Play The Blues For You (LP)

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Details 1972 release by the legendary blues guitarist Albert King featuring various musicians backing him including some of the Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the Memphis Horns. Tracklist 1. I’ll Play The Blues For You (Parts I & II)2. Little Brother (Make A Way)3. Breaking Up Somebody’s Home4. High Cost Of Loving5. I’ll Be Doggone6. Answer To The Laundromat …

This Is Where I Live (LP)

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Legendary soul singer and songwriter William Bell has returned to his original home, Stax Records, for the appropriately titled This Is Where I Live, his first major release in almost four decades. Known for writing and performing several soul standards – “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” “Private Number,” “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday,” and “I Forgot To Be …

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 …