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Wednesday, September 11 2013

For Ol’ Times Sake: An Interview with Norbert Putnam About Elvis

He played bass with Elvis & Ray Charles. Produced everyone from Joan Baez to Jimmy Buffett. Norbert Putnam is a living legend, and with the release of the deluxe edition of Elvis at Stax, Putnam shares tons of stories with PopMatters, all of them gems.


Thursday, August 1 2013

Otis Redding: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection

This sprawling new box featuring every A- and B-side Redding produced is a must for any fan of soul music and a reminder that the singer was truly one of the greatest treasures American popular music has ever produced.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign (remastered)

The greatest left-handed-upside-down guitarist of all time gets the royal treatment on the latest reissue of his masterpiece.


Wednesday, July 18 2012

Wendy Rene: After Laughter Comes Tears

After Laughter Comes Tears presents a full and satisfying picture of a figure that has only been visible in glimpses and shadows.


Tuesday, February 15 2011

Various Artists: Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Shakers, 1952-1968

While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.


Thursday, September 25 2008

Otis Redding: Live in London and Paris

Commercially issued in their entirety for the first time, these live sets from March 1967 show Redding and Booker T. & the MGs at their incendiary best.


Sunday, August 17 2008

Eddie Floyd: Eddie Loves You So

Stax songwriting and recording legend returns with a batch of classics and unheard gems.


Thursday, April 26 2007

Carla Thomas: The Queen Alone

Stax Records' reissue campaign continues with the 40th-anniversary re-release of the Queen of Memphis Soul's defining album.


Thursday, March 29 2007

Johnnie Taylor: Live at the Summit Club

Gritty 1972 club set by the 'Philosopher of Soul' is released for the first time on the reactivated Stax label.


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