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Various Artists: Stax Gold : Hits 1968 -1974

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Artist: Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Stax Gold : Hits 1968 -1974
Product Type: VINYL LP

Import LP Pressing. Know to record collectors as the "Yellow" Stax period because of the colour of the record labels, the second main phase of Stax / Volt recordings spanned the period from mid-1968 until the beginning of 1975. It was even more successful than the earlier "Blue" period, and resulted in chart entries on both sides of the Atlantic for a number of artists and in distinctive, constrasting styles. This compilation covers the best from that period, the time when Stax / Volt had terminated it's relationship with Atlantic Records, it's discs were being distributed through the Paramount film company and the famous finger-clicking logo adorned the Stax output of the Memphis-based label. Several of the tracks here topped the US R & B chart including Johnnie Taylor's million-seller 'Who's Making Love', Rufus Thomas's 'Do The Push And Pull', Jean Knight's 'Mr Big Stuff', The Staple Singers' 'If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)' (also a million-seller) and Shirley Brown's 'Woman To Woman'. Among numbers that have been very popular in the UK are the deeply soulful duet from Judy Clay & William Bell - 'Private Number' and a couple of tracks from Booker T & The MGs, 'Soul Limbo', familiar to all criket fans, and 'Time Is Tight' which featured in the movie "Uptight". Artists from the Stax stable featured on the sound-tracks of a number of the black movies of the late 60s/early 70s, and Isaac Hayes' half-spoken, half-sung title track from 'Shaft' was probably the most notable of all. Also featured in this collection are some of the top hits from Stax / Volt's major artists such as Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Carla Thomas and the Bar-Kays as well as tracks from acts which tasted success for the first time during the finger-clicking period - the Dramatics, Frederick Knight and the Soul Children. Ace Records. 1991.

Tracks:
1.1 Soul Limbo - Booker T ; the MG's
1.2 Time Is Tight - Booker T ; the MG's
1.3 Private Number - Clay, Judy ; William Bell
1.4 Who's Making Love - Taylor, Johnnie (1)
1.5 Bring It on Home to Me - Floyd, Eddie
1.6 I Forgot to Be Your Lover - Bell, William
1.7 I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - Thomas, Carla
1.8 Do the Push and Pull - Thomas, Rufus
1.9 Mr Big Stuff - Knight, Jean
1.10 What'cha See Is What'cha Get - Dramatics (1)
1.11 Respect Yourself - Staple Singers
1.12 I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
1.13 Shaft - Hayes, Isaac
1.14 Son of Shaft - Bar-Kays
1.15 I've Been Lonely for So Long - Knight, Frederick
1.16 Starting All Over Again - Mel ; Tim
1.17 Woman to Woman - Brown, Shirley
1.18 I'll Be the Other Woman - Soul Children
1.19 So I Can Love You - Emotions (2)
1.20 I Have Learned to Do Without You - Staples, Mavis
1.21 In the Rain - Dramatics (1)
1.22 Dedicated to the One I Love - Temprees
1.23 Short Stopping - Brown, Veda
1.24 Cheaper to Keep Her - Taylor, Johnnie (1)

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