30 marzo 2010
Various Artists - Stax Number Ones
Stax Records is where Southern soul became a global force in music. The label, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, gave rise to a number of stars - many hailing from its Southeast Memphis neighborhood. During the '60s and into the '70s, Stax studio was a wellspring of hit records that topped both the R&B and pop charts. On March 30, 2010, Stax Records - now operating within Concord Music Group - will release Stax Number Ones, an compilation of 15 chart-topping hits by Stax' best-known artists.
Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group, has placed more than 175 hit songs on Billboard's Hot 100 pop charts as well as a staggering 250 hits on the R&B charts. Stax Number Ones represents all 15 songs that hit #1 on either chart from the label's golden era. It is a perfect sampling of classic Stax.
Booker T. & The M.G.'S - Green Onions
Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love
Rufus Thomas - (Do The) Push And Pull (Pt. 1)
Johnnie Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
Isaac Hayes - Theme From "Shaft"
The Dramatics - In The Rain
The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman
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