Articles tagged stax records

10 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

N’Dambi: Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant is at once lush, vibrant, and deeply moving as it sprawls across soundscapes that range from beat to bounce to ballad.

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‘Green Onions’—The Greatest Single of All Time

Booker T. & the MGs found themselves together, in a city of segregation, in a time of severe racial tension, and recorded a progressive, utopian party song.

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30 Jul 2007 // 8:19 AM

Fabled soul-music label gets 50th anniversary relaunch

By the time Otis Redding gets to the first “you-oooo” in “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),” you know it’s

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2 May 2007 // 6:26 AM

Stax Records turns 50, looks to a soulful future

In the 1997 book Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records, author Rob Bowman called the storied Memphis soul label a “grand accident.” Now

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