Friday, August 12, 2011

The UK Blue Stax Singles Collection 1967-1968

Just to prove you that I'm not Nick Hornby's Annie Wilkes and that I care more for taking some good musical advices from him than dissecting his books, here it comes a new playlist. Actually, Hornby suggested it, when he wrote - in the first pages of Fever Pitch - "We would be left to rot with our Arsenal programmes or our collection of original blue-label Stax records...". Blue-label Stax records? What's that? Here's the answer: a collection of old vinyl records, out in the UK in 1967 and 1968. Below, you find it almost completely (83,33%) spotified. A good soundtrack for your vintage soul parties, with Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and many other great black acts. Enjoy!

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Source: (whose table below I shamelessly copied and pasted, and where you can find some useful infos if you're a vinyl collector...)
Songs available on Spotify: 70 out of 84 (83,33%)

601001Eddie FloydRaise Your Hand196742Stax 208A
I've Just Been Feeling BadStax 208B
601002Carla ThomasSomething Good (Is Going To Happen To You)1967--Stax 207A
It's Starting To GrowStax 207B
601003Johnnie TaylorAin't That Lovin' You1967--Stax 209A
Outside LoveStax 209B
601004Sam & DaveSoothe Me196735(none)
Sweet Pains (remastered 2006 version)(none)
601005Otis ReddingDay Tripper196743(none)
601006Sam & DaveWhen Something Is Wrong With My Baby1967--Stax 210A
A Small Portion Of Your LoveStax 210B
601007Otis ReddingLet Me Come On Home196748Volt 146B
I Love You More Than Words Can SayVolt 146A
601008Carla ThomasWhen Tomorrow Comes1967--Stax 214A
Unchanging LoveStax 214B
601009Booker T. & M.G.sHip Hug Her1967--Stax 211A
SummertimeStax 211B
601010Mable JohnSame Time, Same Place1967--Stax 215A
Bigger And BetterStax 215B
601011Otis ReddingShake (live)196728Volt 149A
634-5789 (studio; original single was live)(none)
601012Otis Redding & Carla ThomasTramp196718Stax 216A
Oooh Carla, Oooh Otis(none)
601013Rufus ThomasGreasy Spoon1967--Stax 221B
Sophisticated SissyStax 221A
601014Bar-KaysSoul Finger196733Volt 148A
KnuckleheadVolt 148B
601015Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign1967--Stax 217A
Personal ManagerStax 217B
601016Eddie FloydThings Get Better196731Stax 187A
Good Love , Bad LoveStax 187B
601017Otis ReddingThe Glory Of Love1967--Volt 152A
I'm Coming HomeVolt 152B
601018Booker T. & M.G.sGroovin'1967--Stax 224A
Slim Jenkin's PlaceStax 224B
601019William BellEloise (Hang On In There)1967--Stax 227A
One Plus OneStax 227B
601020Ruby JohnsonIf I Ever Needed Love (I Sure Do Need It Now)1967--Volt 147A
Keep On Keeping OnVolt 147B
601021Otis Redding & Carla ThomasKnock On Wood196735Stax 228A
Let Me Be Good To YouStax 228B
601022Judy ClayYou Can't Run Away From Your Heart1967--Stax 230A
It Takes A Lotta Good LoveStax 230B
601023Sam & DaveSoul Man196724Stax 231A
May I BabyStax 231B
601024Eddie FloydOn A Saturday Night1967--Stax 233A
Under My NoseStax 233B
601025Bar-KaysGive Everybody Some1967--Volt 154A
Don't Do ThatVolt 154B
601026Booker T. & M.G.sChinese Checkers1967--Stax 137A
Plum NellieStax 137B
601027Otis Redding(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction1967--Volt 132A
I've Been Loving You Too LongVolt 126A
601028Rufus ThomasDown Ta My House1968--Stax 240A
Steady Holding OnStax 240B
601029Albert KingCold Feet1968--Stax 241A
You Sure Drive A Hard BargainStax 241B
601030Sam & DaveI Thank You196834Stax 242A
Wrap It UpStax 242B
601031Otis Redding(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay19683Volt 157A
My Sweet LoreneVolt 157B
601032Carla ThomasPick Up The Pieces1968--Stax 239A
SeparationStax 239B
601033Otis Redding & Carla ThomasLovey Dovey1968--Stax 244A
New Year's ResolutionStax 244B
601034Mable JohnAble Mable1968--Stax 249A
Don't Get CaughtStax 249B
601035Eddie FloydBig Bird1968--Stax 246A
Holding On With Both HandsStax 246B
601036Bar-KaysA Hard Day's Night1968--Volt 158A
I Want SomeoneVolt 158B
601037Rufus ThomasThe Memphis Train1968--Stax 250A
I Think I Made A Boo-BooStax 250B
601038William BellA Tribute To A King1968--Stax 248A
Every Man Oughta Have A WomanStax 248B
601039Derek MartinSoul Power1968--Volt 160A
Sly GirlVolt 160B
601040Otis ReddingThe Happy Song196834Volt 163A
Open The DoorVolt 163B
601041Linda LyndellBring Your Love Back To Me1968--Volt 161A
Here I AmVolt 161B
601042Albert King(I Love) Lucy1968--Stax 252A
You're Gonna Need MeStax 252B

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UK Blue Stax singles were slightly different (with some previously unissued songs) and definitely less numerous than US singles. If you think this playlist is not enough and you wanna more soul, check the 244-song boxset Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles 1959-1968.

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