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  • 0. DISC 1: THE HITS:
    1. Gee Whiz! (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
    2. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
    3. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
    4. Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas
    5. Respect - Otis Redding
    6. Hold On! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
    7. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
    8. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
    9. Soul Finger - Bar-Kays
    10. Tramp - Otis Redding/Carla Thomas/Otis & Carla
    11. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
    12. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
    13. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
    14. Private Number - Judy Clay/William Bell
    15. Who's Making Love? - Johnnie Taylor
    16. Time Is Tight - Booker T. & the MG's
    17. Do the Funky Chicken - Rufus Thomas
    18. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
    19. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
    20. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
    21. Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
    22. I've Been Lonely for So Long - Frederick Knight
    23. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
    24. Starting All over Again - Mel & Tim
    25. I'll Be the Other Woman - The Soul Children
    26. Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown
    0. DISC 2: KINDA BLUE:
    1. Cause I Love You - Carla Thomas
    2. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
    3. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
    4. Can Your Monkey Do the Dog - Rufus Thomas
    5. Big Party - Barbara & the Browns
    6. Jump Back - Rufus Thomas
    7. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
    8. Can't See You When I Want To - David Porter
    9. Boot-Leg - Booker T. & the MG's
    10. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
    11. Candy - The Astors
    12. I Want Someone - The Mad Lads
    13. Philly Dog - The Mar-Keys
    14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding
    15. Things Get Better - Eddie Floyd
    16. Let Me Be Good to You - Carla Thomas
    17. I'll Run Your Hurt Away - Ruby Johnson
    18. You Good Thing (Is About To End) - Mable John
    19. Patch My Heart - The Mad Lads
    20. Crosscut Saw - Albert King
    21. I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down - Sam & Dave
    22. Groovin' - Booker T. & the MG's
    23. Give Everybody Some - Bar-Kays
    24. Cold Feet - Albert King
    25. I Thank You - Sam & Dave
    26. I Got a Sure Thing - Ollie & the Nightingales
    27. Big Bird - Eddie Floyd
    28. Tribute to a King, A - William Bell
    29. I Ain't Particular - Johnnie Taylor
    0. DISC 3: FINGER-SNAPPIN' GOOD:
    1. Soul Limbo - Booker T. & the MG's
    2. I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) - Eddie Floyd
    3. What A Man - Linda Lyndell
    4. I Like Everything About You - Jimmy Hughes
    5. I Forgot to Be Your Lover - William Bell
    6. I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - Carla Thomas
    7. So I Can Love You - The Emotions
    8. Walk on By - Isaac Hayes
    9. Black Boy - Roebuck "Pops" Staples
    10. I Have Learned to Do Without You - Mavis Staples
    11. Play The Music Toronados - T.S.U. Toronados
    12. Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes
    13. Breakdown, Pt. 1, The - Rufus Thomas (Part 1)
    14. Son Of Shaft - Bar-Kays
    15. That's What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton
    16. In the Rain - The Dramatics
    17. Hearsay - The Soul Children
    18. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) - David Porter/Isaac Hayes
    19. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Temprees
    20. Breaking Up Somebody's Home - Albert King
    21. I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) - Johnnie Taylor
    22. Short Stoppong - Veda Brown
    23. Cheaper to Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor
    24. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - The Staple Singers
    0. DISC 4: LIVE!:
    1. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
    2. Raise Your Hand - Eddie Floyd
    3. Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You) - Carla Thomas
    4. Grab This Thing, Pt. 1 - The Mar-Keys
    5. Dog, The - Rufus Thomas
    6. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
    7. Soothe Me - Sam & Dave
    8. You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave
    9. Shake - Otis Redding
    10. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
    11. Oh la de Da - The Staple Singers
    12. (Do The) Push And Pull, Pt. 1 - Rufus Thomas
    13. Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone - Johnnie Taylor
    14. Killing Floor - Albert King
    15. Blues Power - Albert King
    16. Show Me How - The Emotions
    17. Hang 'Em High - Booker T. & the MG's
    18. Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
    19. Theme from The Men - Isaac Hayes
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4429

  • Credits
    ProducerBill Belmont (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Includes an illustrated booklet with commentaries by Rob Bowman, Grei
    Marcus, Charlie Gillett, and Deanie Parker.
    Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (2000 Fantasy Studios).
    THE STAX STORY was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes.
    Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
    Liner Note Authors: Bill Belmont; Greil Marcus; Rob Bowman.
    Director: Dean Parker.
    Editor: Dean Parker.
    Photographers: Bill Carrier; Ivan Nagy; Bob Smith.
    Until Stax folded in 1975, the Memphis-based record label and Motown were the musical equivalents of the great Yankee and Brooklyn Dodger teams of the '40s and '50s. While Berry Gordy's recording empire characterized itself with a clean-cut image and a slick production style, Stax steeped its releases in a grittier sound that was the product of a more freewheeling recording approach. The 4-CD STAX STORY chronicles these differences over the span of 98 remastered tracks.
    The early Stax roster featured greats like Otis Redding ("These Arms of Mine," "Respect"), the dynamic duo of Sam & Dave ("I Thank You," "Soul Man") and instrumental powerhouse Booker T. & The MGs ("Green Onions," "Hang 'Em High"). By the late '60s, arrangers and producers from rival Motown were hired, ushering in an era of artists that included the Dramatics ("In the Rain"), former studio hand Isaac Hayes ("Theme From Shaft"), and the Staple Singers ("Respect Yourself"). Throughout its early '70s run, this pioneering R&B label continued infusing pop music with the kind of gospel and blues nuances missing from its Northern cousin's output. Motown may have been "The Sound of Young America," but Stax Records was truly Soulsville U.S.A.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.98) - "...A well-picked assortment....No soul-music fan should deny himself this..." - Rating: B+
    Living Blues (1-2/01, p.83) - "...An overview of the Memphis label's hitmaking activities from beginning to end..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.96) - "...Sublime soul music....as familiar as favorite old shoes, and as funky..."
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