Various Artists - Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax (3-CD Set)

Various Artists - Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax (3-CD Set)

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This 60-track compilation salutes one of the most iconic labels in history, Stax Records. Collecting the label’s biggest hits, Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax spans the early 60s through the mid-70s, and features the stars who created the “Memphis Sound”; including Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, William Bell, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave and The Dramatics, among many others. This 3-CD collection, which includes new liner notes by journalist Jeff Slate, will be an update to the best-selling Stax 50: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Tracklist

DISC 1

  1. The Veltones – Fool In Love (1:50)
  2. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz (2:16)
  3. The Mar-Keys – Last Night (2:05)
  4. William Bell – You Don’t Miss Your Water (2:58)
  5. Booker T. & the MG’s – Green Onion’s (2:50)
  6. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog (2:30)
  7. Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Comes Tears) (2:53)
  8. Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (2:49)
  9. The Astors – Candy (2:55)
  10. Sam & Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know (2:36)
  11. The Mad Lads – Don’t Have To Shop Around (2:45)
  12. Carla Thomas – Let Me Be Good To You (2:40)
  13. Mable John – Your Good Thing (Is About To End) (2:52)
  14. Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood (2:55)
  15. Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m Comin’ (2:33)
  16. Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness (3:20)
  17. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y (2:48)
  18. Booker T. & the MG’s – Hip Hug-Her (2:22)
  19. The Bar-Kays – Soul Finger (2:18)
  20. Otis & Carla – Tramp (3:00)

Disc 2

  1. Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign (2:17)
  2. Sam & Dave – Soul Man (2:42)
  3. Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (2:38)
  4. Eddie Floyd – Big Bird (2:59)
  5. Ollie & The Nightingales – I Got A Sure Thing (2:35)
  6. Booker T. & the MG’s – Soul Limbo (2:23)
  7. Linda Lyndell – What A Man (2:39)
  8. Judy Clay & William Bell – Private Number (2:40)
  9. Eddie Floyd – I’ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) (2:40)
  10. The Staple Singers – The Weight (4:31)
  11. Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love (2:47)
  12. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me) (2:50)
  13. William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Love (2:19)
  14. Booker T. & the MG’s – Time Is Tight (3:14)
  15. Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Chicken (3:15)
  16. The Emotions – So I Can Love You (2:49)
  17. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By (4:32)
  18. Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas – Just Keep On Loving Me (2:38)
  19. The Staple Singers – Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom) (2:58)
  20. Rufus Thomas – (Do The) Push And Pull (Part. 1) (3:14)

Disc 3

  1. Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff (2:27)
  2. Johnnie Taylor – Jody’s Got Your Girl And Gone (3:00)
  3. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye (3:32)
  4. The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (3:30)
  5. The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself (3:30)
  6. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (3:15)
  7. The Bar-Kays – Son Of Shaft (3:13)
  8. Little Milton – That’s What Love Will Make You Do (3:53)
  9. The Soul Children – Hearsay (3:20)
  10. The Dramatics – In The Rain (3:15)
  11. Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (3:16)
  12. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely For So Long (3:18)
  13. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There (3:16)
  14. Mel & Tim – Starting All Over Again (3:55)
  15. Temprees – Dedicated To The One I Love (3:32)
  16. The Dramatics – Hey You! Get Off My Mountain (3:29)
  17. Johnnie Taylor – Cheaper To Keep Her (3:27)
  18. The Staple Singers – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) (3:19)
  19. The Soul Children – I’ll Be The Other Woman (3:33)
  20. Shirley Brown – Woman To Woman (3:54)

 

    Features

    • Includes new liner notes by journalist Jeff Slate