Various Artists: Stax '68: A Memphis Story (5CD)

Stax '68: A Memphis Story (5CD)

Various Artists

  • CDN $59.99
  • Release Date 19 October 2018
Product code
CR00103
Format
Compact Disc
Label
Concord
This compilation features all the singles (A- and B- sides) released on Stax throughout the year 1968. The set offers over 120 songs from artists that defined an era including; Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Linda Lindell, Rufus Thomas and many more. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a pivotal year for Stax Records and for American history: 1968. This period immediately follows the untimely passing of Otis Redding; it's the year that Stax parted ways with Atlantic Records, and it's also when Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. This 5-disc CD box set compiles every single (A- and B- sides) released on Stax and its subsidiary labels in '68 over 120 iconic songs from era-defining artists, including Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Linda Lindell, Rufus Thomas and many more. The package features a 56-page book with liner notes by Memphis historian Andria Lisle, Stax Records historian Robert Gordon, and renowned producer Steve Greenberg, plus rare and never-before-seen photographs from the Stax archives. This 5-disc CD box set compiles every single (A- and B- sides) released on Stax and its subsidiary labels in '68 over 120 iconic songs from era-defining artists, including Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus Thomas and many more. The package features a 56-page book with liner notes by Memphis and Stax historians Andria Lisle and Robert Gordon, and producer Steve Greenberg, plus rare photographs from the Stax archives.
Tracks
CD1
1 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Day  
2 Sweet Lorene  
3 I Thank You  
4 Wrap It Up  
5 Don't Pass Your Judgement  
6 I Wanna Be (Your Lover & Your Honey)  
7 I Was Born To Love You (Album Version)  
8 I'm So Glad You're Back  
9 Lovey Dovey  
10 New Year's Resolution  
11 I Got A Sure Thing  
12 Girl, You Have My Heart Singing  
13 Big Bird  
14 Holding On With Both Hands  
15 A Hard Day's Night  
16 I Want Someone  
17 Next Time (Single Version)  
18 Sundown  
19 Every Man Oughta Have A Woman (Single Verson)  
20 A Tribute To A King  
21 Able Mable  
22 Don't Get Caught  
23 Memphis Train (Single Version)  
24 I Think I Made A Boo Boo  
25 What Will Later On Be Like  
26 Hang Me Now  
Tracks
CD2
1 Soul Power  
2 Sly Girl  
3 Bring Your Love Back To Me  
4 Here I Am  
5 A Dime A Dozen  
6 I Want You Back  
7 Groovy Day  
8 Every Man Needs A Woman  
9 Precious, Precious (Album Version)  
10 Going To Chicago Blues  
11 Whatever Hurts You  
12 No Time Is Better Than Now  
13 The Happy Song (Dum Dum)  
14 Open The Door  
15 (I Love) Lucy (Album Version)  
16 You're Gonna Need Me  
17 I Ain't Particular  
18 Where There's Smoke There's Fire  
19 Georgy Girl  
20 A Million Times Or More  
21 Send Peace And Harmony Home (Album Version)  
22 The One You Can't Have All By Yourself  
Tracks
CD3
1 Soul Limbo (Album Version)  
2 Heads Or Tails (Album Version)  
3 I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) (Album Version)  
4 I'm Just The Kind Of Fool (Album Version)  
5 It's Been A Long Time Coming (Album Version)  
6 We've Just Been Feeling Bad  
7 What A Man  
8 I Don't Know  
9 Broadway Freeze  
10 I Can't Cry No More  
11 Stay Baby Stay (Album Version)  
12 I Love Love  
13 Raspberry Rug  
14 And I Love You  
15 Private Number (Album Version)  
16 Love-Eye-Tis (Album Version)  
17 I Like Everythng About You (Album Version)  
18 What Side Of The Door  
19 Lollipop Lady  
20 (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me  
21 Remone  
22 Used To Be Love  
23 Subconscious Train Of Thought  
24 Unicorn Man  
25 Somebody Stole My Gal  
26 Somebody Stole My Gal (Instrumental)  
27 Bed Of Roses (Album Version)  
28 Remove These Clouds (Album Version)  
29 Long Walk To D.C. (Album Version)  
Tracks
CD4
1 Stay With Us  
2 Give 'Em Love (Album Version)  
3 Move Over (Album Version)  
4 Who's Making Love (Album Version)  
5 I'm Trying (Album Version)  
6 Funky Mississippi (Album Version)  
7 So Hard To Get Along With (Album Version)  
8 Where Do I Go? (Album Version)  
9 I've Fallen In Love (Album Version)  
10 So Nice  
11 Make Room  
12 Lovin' Feeling (Album Version)  
13 Sea Shell  
14 It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul) (Album Version)  
15 I Like What You're Doing To Me  
16 Smell Of Incense  
17 Green Skies  
18 Sally's Got A Good Thing  
19 The La La Song  
20 Bring It On Home To Me (Album Version)  
21 Sweet Things You Do (Album Version)  
22 Hang 'Em High (Album Version)  
23 Over Easy (Album Version)  
24 You're Leaving Me (Album Version)  
25 Showered With Love  
26 Kitchy Kitchy Koo  
27 Shake It  
28 Copy Cat (Album Version)  
29 In The Hole (Album Version)  
Tracks
CD5
1 Mighty Cold Winter (Album Version)  
2 A Woman Can't Do (What A Man Can Do)  
3 I Forgot To Be Your Lover (Album Version)  
4 Bring The Curtain Down  
5 Condition Red  
6 Didn't Know Love Was So Good  
7 Running Out (Album Version)  
8 Shouldn't I Love Him (Album Version)  
9 Family Portrait  
10 Going Back To Memphis  
11 My Baby Specializes (Album Version)  
12 Left Over Love (Album Version)  
13 I'll Understand (Album Version)  
14 Doin' Our Thang (Album Version)  
15 The Ghetto  
16 Got To Be Some Changes Made  
17 Blues Power  
18 Night Stomp (Live At The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA)  
19 The Echo  
20 Really Rockin'  
21 Funky Way  
22 I Want To Hold You  
23 The Children Have Your Tongue  
24 Give Her What She Wants  
25 Who's Making Love  
26 Long Black Train  
27 Take Care Of Your Homework (Single Version)  
28 Hold On This Time (Album Version)