Stax Records 60th Anniversary Box Coming

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On the heels of BBC’s tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue’s first tour of the U.K., Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment have announced Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax, a three-CD, 60-track compilation. The collection is set for release Sept. 22 as part of a year-long joint campaign celebrating the 60th anniversary of the soul label, Stax Records.

Collecting the label’s biggest hits, Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax spansthe 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 MG’s, William Bell, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave and the Dramatics, among many others. The release is part of cross-label collaboration between Rhino and Concord Bicycle Music, who collectively control recordings from label’s heyday. This collection includes new liner notes by journalist Jeff Slate, and will be an update to Stax 50: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Related: Otis Redding was celebrated in an earlier release from the Stax 60th campaign

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Track List

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)

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