Articles tagged stax

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eddie Floyd: Eddie Loves You So

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

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

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.

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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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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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