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Similar Sounds - The World of Stax

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The Temptations  Ain't Too Proud to Beg   buy on itunes
James Brown  I Got You (I Feel Good) [1965 Single - Mono]   buy on itunes
Aretha Franklin  Think   buy on itunes
Fontella Bass  Rescue Me   buy on itunes
Dusty Springfield  Son of a Preacher Man   buy on itunes
Arthur Conley  Sweet Soul Music   buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  I Was Made to Love Her   buy on itunes
Clarence Carter  Slip Away   buy on itunes
Mel & Tim  Backfield In Motion   buy on itunes
Etta James  Tell Mama   buy on itunes
Joe Simon  The Chokin' Kind   buy on itunes
Al Green  Take Me to the River   buy on itunes
Percy Sledge  Take Time to Know Her (Single Version)   buy on itunes
Bobby "Blue" Bland  That's the Way Love Is   buy on itunes
Solomon Burke  Everybody Needs Somebody to Love   buy on itunes
King Curtis & The Kingpins  Memphis Soul Stew   buy on itunes
The Meters  This Is My Last Affair   buy on itunes
Alvin Cash & The Crawlers  Twine Time   buy on itunes
James Carr  Pouring Water On a Drowning Man   buy on itunes
Joe Tex  S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)   buy on itunes
O.V. Wright  Ace of Spades   buy on itunes
Otis Clay  I Testify   buy on itunes
Spencer Wiggins  The Power of a Woman   buy on itunes
Kool Blues  I'm Going to Keep On Loving You   buy on itunes
Percy Milem  I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)   buy on itunes
Willie Mitchell  Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On   buy on itunes


Like cross-town kin Sun Records before it, Stax [i]defined[/i] its time and place, and even those who never set foot in 926 East McLemore Avenue kept their ears keenly tuned to the sounds pounding against its walls. [i]"Do you like good music?"[/i] How could [i]anyone[/i] argue with sandpaper-larynxed Arthur Conley, as he name-checked a galaxy of superstars in the Otis Redding-produced soulabration of "Sweet Soul Music," before validating each one with a chest-thumping "Oh, yeah!" It's the rarest of singers who dares challenge Redding in a zero-to-heartbreak match race, but homegrown Memphis shouter James Carr drops the hammer — and connects — in the bone-deep misery of "Pouring Water On a Drowning Man," right down to his sad-bastard chuckle of despair. And the Right Reverend Al Green, stranded on a tightrope between sin and salvation, plunges his butter-cream vocal headlong into the grits 'n' gravy funk of "Take Me to the River," spurred on by MG's drummer Al Jackson, Jr. — the very same guy who backboned Stax's "Green Onions" and "Try a Little Tenderness." From James Brown to Etta James, we've got a soul-studded selection of Stax soundalikes — signed, sealed, and [i]delivered[/i].
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