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Dock

Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul 1968-1975

Cracking comilpation of the Autumn and Winter periods of Stax before they shut the doors for good because of financial problems. Some familiar names like Eddie Floyd and Johnnie Taylor, but some amazing performances by lesser known names on the roster like The Charmells, Mable John, Sylvia and the Blue Jays, Inez Foxx, and Jimmy Lewis to name but a few. The Kent label are the undisputed masters of compiling these collections of rare and unreleased stuff and this is a great example of that passion and knowledge. Not the same whomp and stomp rawness of the Sam & Dave and Rufus Thomas halcyon mid-sixties sound, but this is a window on the really funky and soulful bridge between late sixties soul and that whole softer Philadelphia sound of the mid- seventies IMO. Some great brass stabs and guitar session men giving it plenty of Maximum R&B. Ace!

Cutsyke

Sure you've seen it but this is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_P6ZWUJIa0

I like all kinds of music and my fave band's probably The Jesus And Mary Chain but if you told me I could only listen to one type of music for the rest of my life it would be soul.
Cutsyke

Been putting together a playlist of 70s stuff Donny Hathaway The Ghetto,Bobby Womack Across 110th Street, War Why Can't We Be Friends? , Curtis Pusherman type stuff. Any suggestions appreciated.

Also been watching Luke Cage on Netflix. Whatever you think of the show's merits - I like it to be honest. Get in from the late shift a wind down with an episode or two - it's got a fantastic soundtrack. Worth investigating.
Dock

Cutsyke wrote:
Sure you've seen it but this is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_P6ZWUJIa0

I like all kinds of music and my fave band's probably The Jesus And Mary Chain but if you told me I could only listen to one type of music for the rest of my life it would be soul.


Nice one Cuts. Seen a lot of footage of the film but not in its entirety. Cheers. As for recommends, you mention Curtis Mayfields Pusherman. Don't know if you have them but his 'Roots' and 'Curtis' albums from 71' and 70' are for me, stone cold classics.



sheeps

You are up early fuck face.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
You are up early fuck face.


Dock Dog needed a piss at approx 5.15 so got up and stayed up. Just checking today's form and having a gander at Reg.
Late Doors

We went to the stax studio of that picture in 91, I hope they have resurrected it to something like now because back then it had criminally gone to rack n ruin. Im not often phased by places but fuck me that area was intimidating. We didnt even get out of the car.

Nobody can dislike soul can they? Its just that i prefer blues although there's often a cross over. Got a few compilations and a few stuff that si has tried to get me into but i always seem to turn to other stuff
Cutsyke

O.V. Wright kills this. I used to love Al Green's version but by God, this is good.

https://youtu.be/RK5gKI2swvM

My mate and his family did a great road trip in a Winnebago a few years ago, All the way down to New Orleans and up to Detroit. Stax, Muscle Shoals, Hitsville etc...

Recommend some blues will you? I've got a few albums. Howlin Wolf Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Leadbelly. Got to be in the right mood though. If I put soul on it inevitably puts me in the mood, if that makes sense? All the truly great musicians seem to have some background in the blues and or jazz don't they?

Dock, got Freddie's Dead on the list. Curtis is fantastic. Issac Hayes also.
Cutsyke

https://youtu.be/YYooJOWH_60

Don't know how to embed, sorry but it's some performance.
Late Doors

Certainly will recommend some blues. Will do a proper job though, get some good you tube clips and not just put the classics.  Howlin Wolf Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Leadbelly will certainly be amongst it but jeez there's a whole world of it . We have a blues thread already so ill use that. Hard to know where to start. I'll start with for me the Pinnacle, 50's Chicago. Everything that went before seemed to gravitate there and most things after sprung from there. I'll get on it, err after a pint or two this aft
Dock

Cutsyke wrote:
Been putting together a playlist of 70s stuff Donny Hathaway The Ghetto,Bobby Womack Across 110th Street, War Why Can't We Be Friends? , Curtis Pusherman type stuff. Any suggestions appreciated.

Also been watching Luke Cage on Netflix. Whatever you think of the show's merits - I like it to be honest. Get in from the late shift a wind down with an episode or two - it's got a fantastic soundtrack. Worth investigating.


Probably inspired by your post but I picked out James Brown's: In the Jungle Groove album for the car the other day. It was released only relatively recently but it contains lovingly-tinkered-with outtakes and unreleased stuff from 69' and 70'. Real deal funk grunts from Soul Brother No.1 and the music is excellent. He always had really good players and it's evident on here. The more discerning ear will be able to spot beats that were sampled ad infinitum by some of the classier 80's and 90's Hip Hop artists. This particular collection is the shit!*

* Not meaning Babakaka, 'Shit' meaning good. ( I know all the American lingo me).

Dock

Think it was a nice touch by his Mam to initial: Godfather of Soul on his top. Probably to stop him losing it at football practice. Check it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N-NrucQcB8
sheeps

Raises the hair on my neck every single time I hear this.


https://youtu.be/kjEHoz1r3bs
Dock

Nice one Sheeps. Top tune that. Ta for posting.
Late Doors

Whilst we are on the soul thing St Paul and the Broken bones on Jools tonight. See watchya think. Theyve apparently got better since

http://regdafishthinktank.myfreef...bout13572.html&highlight=paul  

even though i liked em then. On again at teh Brude Next year
Late Doors

Inspired by this thread I've dug out a couple of Vinyl compilations I've had for over thirty years now. Both on the excellent Charley label who were decades ahead of their time in mining musical nuggets.

They both look beyond the big labels like Stax and Motown and explore the fringe labels of the Southern states in the '60s and '70s. They are both brilliant and try to check them out if you can.

The first is Stan's Soul Shop. Collated from various labels owned by Stan Lewis who was actually a talent scout for Chess records.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Stans-Soul-Shop/release/573776

The second is SSS Soul Survey. Collated by Shelby S Singleton owner also of the Sun Label.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-SSS-Soul-Survey/release/2791647

Every track on both albums is a gem. They are more Gospely and rural than the bigger stuff out at the time but utter quality.
Dock

Just had a look at the links. They look interesting LD. Ta for posting.

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