- Released: June 12, 1990
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Stax
Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand.
Digitally remastered by George Horn (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
The opening gun in this series collects 20 of the label's biggest hits -- a veritable treasure trove of soul classics. Nice transfers of "Green Onions," "Knock on Wood," "Theme From 'Shaft'," "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," "B-A-B-Y," and "Hold On, I'm Comin'" make this a set that's well worth adding to the collection. Tracks from William Bell, Shirley Brown, the Dramatics, the Emotions, Jean Knight, Frederick Knight, Little Milton, the Soul Children, the Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, and Johnnie Taylor round out this topnotch collection. ~ Cub Koda