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STREET LIFE…

Next week – April 24th to be precise – the Memphis city fathers will rename  their Stafford Avenue, “James E. Alexander Avenue.” Stax collectors might well recognise that name…. Alexander is a founder and...

WITNESS PROTECTION…

Ace/Kent continue their thoughtful curatorship of the Stax back catalogue with a third compilation in their ‘Stax Southern Groove’ series.  You may remember that the last instalment focused on obscure, rare and  (mainly) downtempo...

VARIOUS: Everybody Makes A Mistake (Kent)

‘Everybody Makes A Mistake’ is the second  collection from Kent Records which sets out to prove that Stax Records produced plenty of stunning, emotion-churning, “for real”, Southern soul. Of course, real, old school soul...

SOUL (AND GOSPEL) STAPLES!

Earlier this year CRAFT RECORDINGS began an ambitious reissue programme of material from the STAX imprint GOSPEL TRUTH. They promised the first-ever digital release of 25 albums from the label’s catalogue and began with...

THE STAPLE SINGERS: ‘Let’s Do It Again’ (Omnivore)

The union between gospel-soul group The Staple Singers, and Stax Records, which began in 1968, was undoubtedly a musical marriage made in heaven. Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton’s famous Memphis label oversaw the Chicago...