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STAX NUMBER ONES

Stax Records is synonymous with Southern soul music. Originally known as Satellite, the Memphis company was founded in 1959 by Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton, and took its new name in 1961 from the first two letters of their last names. Among the many artists who scored #1 hits on Stax and its Volt subsidiary during the Sixties were Booker T. & the MG's (an interracial quartet that also served as the company's rhythm section), Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, and Otis Redding.  Redding's death in 1967 signaled the end of the first Stax era.  Subsequently the company spawned a new crop of #1 hit-makers in the '70s, among them Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, and The Dramatics.  This new collection presents all fifteen of Stax's #1 hit singles (Billboard R&B and/or Pop charts) from the Sixties and Seventies.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
  2. Hold On! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
  3. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
  4. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  5. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  6. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
  7. (Do The) Push And Pull - Rufus Thomas
  8. Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone - Johnnie Taylor
  9. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
  10. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  11. In The Rain - The Dramatics
  12. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
  13. I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) - Johnnie Taylor
  14. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - The Staple Singers
  15. Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown

 

 

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