Record Store Day 2019

RECORD STORE DAY 2019


STAX HAS 3 RELEASES FOR RECORDS STORE DAY 2019
ALL BACK ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 1960'S


FIND A STORE

Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (Mono) (180-gram vinyl)

Albert King’s legendary first album for Stax Records, featuring Booker T. & The MGs and the Memphis Horns. The Indianola, Mississippi-born “King of the Blues Guitar” cemented his legacy with this early-career set. While he’d recorded for labels like Vee-Jay, Parrot and Bobbin, it was his chemistry with the Stax team — label executives Al Bell, Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, songwriters Booker T. Jones and William Bell, and backing from Booker T. & the MGs and the Memphis Horns — that put King on the blues map. King’s first Stax recording was “Laundromat Blues,” included on this album. The album has been inducted into the GRAMMY®Hall of Fame and included in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

Track Listing:

Side A

  1. Born Under A Bad Sign
  2. Crosscut Saw
  3. Kansas City
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me
  6. The Hunter

Side B

  1. I Almost Lost My Mind
  2. Personal Manager
  3. Laundromat Blues
  4. As The Years Go Passing By
  5. The Very Thought Of You

Various Artists – Stax Does the Beatles (2-LP)

The influence of the Beatles on popular music of the 1960s can’t be overstated — spreading not only throughout the rock world, but also extending to soul music. The men and women writing and recording songs at Stax Records were no more immune to the Beatles’ charm than the rest of the United States. From the mid-1960s onward, numerous Beatles covers were laid down for the label, the output peaking around the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Released on vinyl for the first time, the 15-track, 2-LP set includes vocal and instrumental performances that deliver an eclectic cross-section of soulful Beatles covers by legendary Stax Records artists, including Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, Carla Thomas, David Porter, the Mar-Keys, Reggie Milner and John Gary Williams.

Track Listing:

Side A

  1. Day Tripper – Otis Redding
  2. Help! – David Porter
  3. Got To Get You Into My Life – Booker T. & The MGs
  4. With A Little Help From My Friends – Steve Cropper
  5. Yesterday (Live) – Carla Thomas

Side B

  1. Eleanor Rigby – Booker T. & The MGs
  2. Let It Be – The Mar-Keys
  3. Something – Isaac Hayes

Side C

  1. Yesterday – The Bar-Kays
  2. Michelle – Booker T. & The MGs
  3. And I Love Her – Reggie Milner
  4. With A Little Help From My Friends – The Bar-Kays

Side D

  1. Lady Madonna – Booker T. & The MGs
  2. My Sweet Lord – John Gary Williams
  3. Hey Jude – The Bar-Kays

Various Artists – Boy Meets Girl: Classic Stax Duets (2-LP)

In 1969, Stax Records paired their best male and female singers for hits penned by the label’s top writers. The result was an undeniably soulful example of the Stax sound! This 50th anniversary reissue is back on wax for the first time since its original 1969 release. Featuring vocals by William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, Johnnie Taylor and Carla Thomas, it’s a veritable who’s who of Memphis soul and a historic marker of Stax’s emergence as a powerhouse independent label.

Track Listing:

Side A

  1. Soul-A-Lujah – Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples
  2. I Ain’t Particular – William Bell, Mavis Staples
  3. Just Keep On Loving Me – Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas
  4. Ain’t That Good – Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples
  5. I Can’t Stop – William Bell, Carla Thomas
  6. I Thank You – William Bell, Mavis Staples

Side B

  1. Love’s Sweet Sensation – William Bell, Mavis Staples
  2. I Need You Woman – William Bell, Carla Thomas
  3. Never, Never Let You Go – Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples
  4. Hold On This Time – William Bell, Mavis Staples
  5. That’s The Way Love Is – Johnnie Taylor, Mavis Staples

Side C

  1. It’s Our Time – Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas
  2. It’s Unbelievable – Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas
  3. Piece Of My Heart – Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples
  4. Leave The Girl Alone – William Bell, Mavis Staples
  5. I’m Trying – Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas
  6. Don’t Make Me a Storyteller – Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas

Side D

  1. Strung Out – William Bell, Mavis Staples
  2. My Life – Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas
  3. It’s Too Late – Eddie Floyd, Cleotha Staples
  4. I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad – Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas
  5. All I have To Do Is Dream – William Bell, Carla Thomas