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Audiences in black & white

It was Stax night at the Proms last week. I gave it a rave in the Times. Yes, the 75-minute running time was too brief – with so many singers on the programme (Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Beverley Knight, Tom Jones, James Morrison and Ruby Turner all had their moment in front of Jools Holland’s big band) there wasn’t really time for any of them to do more than the bare minimum. 205 more words

Music

Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul

Here is the audio stream via BBC Radio 3 from last night along with a review in The Telegraph.

Booker T was apparently asked to join Ellington’s band aged 13, but his mother wouldn’t let him

Music

Stars of Stax

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Stax Records. I’ve always been impressed with the amazing array of artists who are associated with this record label: … 815 more words

Lists

Rocks In The Attic #605: Various Artists - ‘Stax Funx’ (1997)

This is an awesome compilation of some of the funkier moments from the Stax label in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The first side is all instrumentals – always a good thing with funk in my book (see the Average White Band’s… 205 more words

Vinyl

Dystopian Dance Party presents Jheri Curl June: The Bar-Kays' "She Talks to Me with Her Body"

Few groups in the history of R&B have been as long-lived, or as chameleonic, as the Bar-Kays. The Memphis group got their start in the mid-’60s as a session band for… 269 more words

Isaac Hayes

Flight WS703 from Toronto to Vancouver (Part 1)

After four hours of sleep, Kelly and I were up and on our way to Pearson International Airport to head out to Burnaby Lake, British Columbia to crew the second race of the… 274 more words

Travel

May 21, 2017 It's A Good Thing

Booker T. & The MG’s, Doin’ Our Thing, Stax S-724, 1968

There’s not a better feeling for a record collector than to find a new-to-you record from a group you love.   271 more words