Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration (2-CD)

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Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  STX 230203
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: March 13, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Stax

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - p.91
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fine introduction to Southern soul's greatest label, form its '60s R&B heyday to its '70s funk science.
Down Beat - p.76
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "50 songs that belong to one of the most prized vaults in the history of popular music."
Dirty Linen - p.63
"This spectacular set manages to cram 50 amazing tracks onto two CDs. Everything you could possibly want is here..."
Living Blues - p.64
"[A] good introduction to the vibrant southern soul sounds associated with Stax."
No Depression - p.74
"The remastered sound is superb; one marvels at the clarity of Al Jackson's drums in 1969's 'Time Is Tight'."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
  • 2.Last Night - The Mar-Keys
  • 3.You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
  • 4.Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
  • 5.Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas
  • 6.I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding
  • 7.Candy - The Astors
  • 8.Respect - Otis Redding
  • 9.You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave
  • 10.I Want Someone - The Mad Lads
  • 11.Hold On! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
  • 12.Let Me Be Good to You - Carla Thomas
  • 13.Your Good Thing (Is About to End) - Mable John
  • 14.Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • 15.B-a-B-Y - Carla Thomas
  • 16.Tramp - Otis & Carla
  • 17.Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
  • 18.Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
  • 19.Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  • 20.(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • 21.I Got a Sure Thing - Ollie & the Nightingales
  • 22.Soul Limbo - Booker T. & the MG's
  • 23.I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) - Eddie Floyd
  • 24.What a Man - Linda Lyndell
  • 25.Private Number - William Bell / Judy Clay
  • 26.Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
  • 27.I Forgot to Be Your Lover - William Bell
  • 28.I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - Carla Thomas

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Time Is Tight - Booker T. & the MG's
  • 2.So I Can Love You - The Emotions
  • 3.Walk on By - Isaac Hayes
  • 4.Do the Funky Chicken - Rufus Thomas
  • 5.Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone - Johnnie Taylor
  • 6.Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
  • 7.Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes
  • 8.Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
  • 9.Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
  • 10.Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • 11.Son of Shaft - The Bar-Kays
  • 12.That's What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton
  • 13.I've Been Lonely For So Long - Frederick Knight
  • 14.Hearsay - The Soul Children
  • 15.In the Rain - The Dramatics
  • 16.I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
  • 17.Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim
  • 18.Dedicated to the One I Love - The Temprees
  • 19.If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - The Staple Singers
  • 20.Cheaper to Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor
  • 21.I'll Be the Other Woman - The Soul Children
  • 22.Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
Photographers: Bill Carrier; Norman Zieff; Phil Bray; William R. Eastabrook; Maldwin Hamlin.
Unknown Contributor Role: Trevor Churchill.
For those daunted by the idea of wading through the multi-volume COMPLETE STAX/VOLT SINGLES series, this two-CD best-of celebrating the label's 50th anniversary is a much more manageable item. Featuring well-known milestones in the label's history, such as Booker T. & The MGs' "Green Onions," the Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There," and Otis Redding's "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," and lesser-known gems like William Bell and Judy Clay's "Private Number," Frederick Knight's "I've Been Lonely for So Long," and Shirley Brown's "Woman to Woman," STAX 50TH is a well-chosen, informatively annotated overview of one of the 1960s and '70s' finest R&B labels.

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Rating 5.0 The House of Stax! Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- May, 9, 2015

Were you ever hungry, then out of nowhere, someone presented you with your favorite meal! Well, oldies.com has delivered us a mouthful of delicious soul coming from the walls of the legendary Stax establishment from Memphis,Tennessee! Your entree starts off with Rufus and Carla Thomas! Then your main course consists of Otis Redding, Sam&Dave, Booker T &The MGs plus a dessert filled with Johnny Taylor and The Staple Singers! After all that you begin to realize this Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration might be the greatest collection of soul music ever assembled! Just don't forget to leave your tip with some Memphis Soul Stew, y'all!


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