Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records

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Music Sales Group, 1997 - Music - 402 pages
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Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records tells the inside story of the landmark Stax label, its many famous acts, and the men and women behind its sound. Along with Motown, Stax Records was the premiere R&B label of the '60s and early '70s. Artists such as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, and Booker T. and the MG's all recorded at the label's legendary Memphis-based studio, creating what became known as the "Stax sound." The Stax story is more than just the story of a successful record label. Stax was one of the first truly integrated studios, with black and white musicians, songwriters, and executives working together to create a unique sound. This book - based on years of first-person interviews, research, and detective work - reveals new information about how these seminal recordings were made and highlights the dark underbelly of the music business as it has been practiced in America.
  

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User Review  - Andy Knaggs - Goodreads

Hard to imagine anyone could write a more comprehensive history of the legendary soul music label, its triumphs and eventual demise. Couldn't recommend it for everyone - it helps if you have a decent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Getting into Stax a lot as I get older, and find that whole Memphis scene tragically under-appreciated. This is definitely a book for fans of the genre, very detailed and specific focusing more on the ... Read full review

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Contents

Cause I Love You 19571960
1
Gee Whiz 19601961
14
You Dont Miss Your Water 19611963
30
Respect 19641965
49
Dont Have to Shop Around 1965
70
Knock on Wood 1966
88
Soul Man 1967
108
Wrap It Up 1968 Part 1
136
Shaft 1971
216
Ill Take You There 1972 Part 1
247
If Youre Ready Come Go with Me 1972 Part 2
272
Rolling Down a Mountainside 1973
290
Ill Play the Blues for You 1974
317
Walking the Back Streets and Crying 1975
345
Angel of Mercy
372
Selected Bibliography
389

Soul Limbo 1968 Part 2
146
Time Is Tight 1969
170
Do the Funky Chicken 1970
193

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About the author (1997)

Bowman is a professor of music at York University in Toronto, specializing in ethnomusicology and popular music.

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