What is your favourite song from STAX records?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Psychomodo, Nov 8, 2022.

  1. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    I think he was a DJ, it was payback - they probably couldn't afford to just give him $.
     
  2. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    But then Issac Hayes and Otis Redding weren't Stax! Sam and Dave are the most confusing for this. All recorded at Stax up to 1968, then some records would be on Stax and others on Atlantic. It's even worse in the UK where records that were Stax in the US are Atlantic here. I'm not aware of any Wilson Pickett being released on Stax anywhere though.
     
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  3. 7solqs4iago

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    it
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    complicated

    :D

    any rumours on who will own the catalogue in 2050?
     
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  4. danasgoodstuff

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    This may be the understatement of all time. Think about who those people were - the label owners, artists, and session players - and where they were from. But for awhile they were able to work together to everyone's benefit, including ours.
     
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  5. Psychomodo

    Psychomodo Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Stax Studios. 1968.

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  6. Reid Smith

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    There are just so many great songs on Stax,some huge hits,classic songs,and some more obscure like this one.It's impossible to have just one favorite :) whether it was recorded at Stax in Memphis,Muscle Shoals,or in some guys garage,it's all good! Get the big "Stax Singles Box" and you will have a lot of favorites :)
    Such a great song and singer Mable John
     
  7. danasgoodstuff

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    Nice pic, I think I see Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, Andrew Love & Wayne Jackson (the Memphis horns), Steve Cropper, and label head Jim Stewart seated. Others are too obscured to make out. I'm guessing '65-67
     
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  8. danasgoodstuff

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    Here's one that I don't think was even issued at the time, Ruby Johnson doing Mable Johns' brother Willie's "I Need Your Love So Bad"
     
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  9. Jim B.

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    Sam & Dave really suffered when Atlantic split with Stax. They couldn't record at Stax anymore and no-one seemed to know what to do with them. The records were bad. At Stax Porter and Hayes just clicked with them naturally.
     
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  10. PaoloOcco

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    Sorry, i'm not sure and wikipedia misled me.

    then I go with other architects of the sound stax: Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs
     
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  11. Psychomodo

    Psychomodo Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Totally agree, and "Your Good thing (is about to end)" ain't no slouch, either.
     
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  12. souldeep69

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    ... and "Soul Deep", "Suspicious Minds", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show", "Hooked On A Feeling"... just to name a few.
     
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  13. john hp

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    Blue label Stax - 'Your Good Thing (is about to end)' by Mable John

    Yellow label Stax - I Forgot to be your lover' by William Bell

     
  14. Twodawgzz

    Twodawgzz But why do you ask such questions...

  15. CliffL

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    My first Stax record was "Heavy Makes You Happy" by the Staple Singers in December 1970...co-written by Bobby Bloom of "Montego Bay" fame.

     
  16. Gdgray

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    Big on Stax in 60’s in high school, would have picked knock on wood or soul man or anything by Otis.

    Years ago found Stax 50 anniversary comp and had forgotten some of my favorites.

    You don’t know like I know - Sam & Dave

    B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas

    Whatcha See is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics

    That’s What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton
     
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  17. Johnny Thunder

    Johnny Thunder Feeds on Lightning

    Delaney & Bonnie - Things Get Better

     
  18. Carl Swanson

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    Might be Albert King's "Crosscut Saw," but I reserve the right to change my choice, and I probably will.

    There are scores of great Stax releases, even without including the Volt label.
     
  19. CliffL

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    Whoa! This sounds like a "song poem" record...would go good on a CD like "Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush"!
     
  20. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    My most frustrating Stax record (and it's a good one) was Johnny Taylor's "Who's Making Love"...I tried to find that song from my teenage years onward but never found a copy. And I think its sales were around a million.

     
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  22. rkt88

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    doesn't get any better than this...

     
  23. Jimmy B.

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    There's so many great songs from/on Stax it's hard for me to just pick one (Dock Of The Day is fantastic and that's just one ) but the first one I thought of was Time Is Tight by Booker T. and the MG's.
     
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  24. Man at C&A

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    One of the first Stax records I picked up when I started listening to them in the early 1990s was a cheap crackly 45 of Time Is Tight / Hang 'em High. I played both sides countless times. A classic single.
     
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  25. Gramps Tom

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    Soothe Me - Hold On, I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
    Walk on By - By The Time I Get to Phoenix - Isaac Hayes
     
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