Wednesday, September 11 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stax songwriting and recording legend returns with a batch of classics and unheard gems.
Thursday, April 26 2007
Stax Records' reissue campaign continues with the 40th-anniversary re-release of the Queen of Memphis Soul's defining album.
Thursday, March 29 2007
Gritty 1972 club set by the 'Philosopher of Soul' is released for the first time on the reactivated Stax label.