Craft Recordings

V/A - Stax '68: A Memphis Story (5xCD)


2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a pivotal year for Stax Records and for American history: 1968. This period immediately follows the untimely passing of Otis Redding; it’s the year that Stax parted ways with Atlantic Records, and it’s also when Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. This 5-disc CD box set compiles every single (A- and B- sides) released on Stax and its subsidiary labels in ’68–over 120 iconic songs from era-defining artists.


Disc 1
1. Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”
2. Otis Redding – “Sweet Lorene”
3. Sam & Dave – “I Thank You”
4. Sam & Dave – “Wrap It Up”
5. The Memphis Nomads – “Don’t Pass Your Judgement”
6. The Memphis Nomads – “I Wanna Be (Your Lover & Your Honey)”
7. Shirley Walton – “I Was Born to Love You
8. Shirley Walton – “I’m so Glad You’re Back
9. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – “Lovey Dovey”
10. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – “New Year’s Resolution”
11. Ollie & the Nightingales – “I Got a Sure Thing”
12. Ollie & the Nightingales – “Girl, You Have My Heart Singing”
13. Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird”
14. Eddie Floyd – “Holding on with Both Hands”
15. Bar-Kays – “A Hard Day’s Night”
16. Bar-Kays – “I Want Someone”
17. Johnnie Taylor – “Next Time”
18. Johnnie Taylor – “Sundown”
19. William Bell – “Every Man Oughta Have a Woman”
20. William Bell – “Tribute to a King”
21. Mable John – “Able Mable”
22. Mable John – “Don’t Get Caught”
23. Rufus Thomas – “The Memphis Train”
24. Rufus Thomas – “I Think I Made a Boo Boo”
25. Jeanne & the Darlings – “What Will Later on Be Like”
26. Jeanne & the Darlings – “Hang Me Now”

Disc 2
1. Derek Martin – “Soul Power”
2. Derek Martin – “Sly Girl”
3. Linda Lyndell – “Bring Your Love Back to Me”
4. Linda Lyndell – “Here I Am”
5. Carla Thomas – “A Dime a Dozen”
6. Carla Thomas – “I Want You Back”
7. Kangaroo’s – “Groovy Day”
8. Kangaroo’s – “Every Man Needs a Woman”
9. Isaac Hayes – “Precious Precious”
10. Isaac Hayes – “Going to Chicago Blues”
11. The Mad Lads – “Whatever Hurts You”
12. The Mad Lads – “No Time Is Better Than Now”
13. Otis Redding – “The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)”
14. Otis Redding – “Open the Door”
15. Albert King – “(I Love) Lucy”
16. Albert King – “You’re Gonna Need Me”
17. Johnnie Taylor – “I Ain’t Particular”
18. Johnnie Taylor – “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire”
19. Eddie Henderson Quintet – “Georgy Girl”
20. Eddie Henderson Quintet – “A Million or More Times”
21. Shirley Walton – “Send Peace and Harmony Home”
22. Shirley Walton – “The One You Can’t Have All by Yourself”

Disc 3
1. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Soul Limbo”
2. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Heads or Tails”
3. Eddie Floyd – “I Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) “
4. Eddie Floyd – “I’m Just the Kind of Fool”
5. Delaney & Bonnie – “It’s Been a Long Time Coming”
6. Delaney & Bonnie – “We Just Been Feeling Bad”
7. Linda Lyndell – “What a Man”
8. Linda Lyndell – “I Don’t Know”
9. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds – “Broadway Freeze”
10. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds – “I Can’t Cry No More”
11. Johnny Daye – “Stay Baby Stay”
12. Johnny Daye – “I Love Love”
13. Bobby Whitlock – “Raspberry Rug”
14. Bobby Whitlock – “And I Love You”
15. Judy Clay and William Bell – “Private Number”
16. Judy Clay and William Bell – “Love-Eye-Tis”
17. Jimmy Hughes – “I Like Everything About You”
18. Jimmy Hughes – “What Side of the Door”
19. The Delrays – “Lollipop Lady”
20. The Delrays – “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”
21. Lindell Hill – “Remone”
22. Lindell Hill – “Used to Be Love”
23. The Aardvarks – “Subconscious Train Of Thought”
24. The Aardvarks – “Unicorn Man”
25. Fresh Air – “Somebody Stole My Gal”
26. Fresh Air – “Somebody Stole My Gal” [Instrumental]
27. Judy Clay – “Bed of Roses”
28. Judy Clay – “Remove These Clouds
29. The Staple Singers – “Long Walk to D.C.”

Disc 4
1. The Staple Singers – “Stay With Us”
2. The Soul Children – “Give ‘Em Love”
3. The Soul Children – “Move Over”
4. Johnnie Taylor – “Who’s Making Love”
5. Johnnie Taylor – “I’m Trying”
6. Rufus Thomas – “Funky Mississippi”
7. Rufus Thomas – “So Hard to Get Along With”
8. Carla Thomas – “Where Do I Go”
9. Carla Thomas – “I’ve Fallen in Love “
10. The Mad Lads – “So Nice”
11. The Mad Lads – “Make Room”
12. Charmells – “Lovin’ Feeling”
13. Charmells – “Sea Shell”
14. Jeanne & the Darlings – “It’s Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul)”
15. Jeanne & the Darlings – “I Like What You’re Doing to Me”
16. Southwest F. O. B. – “Smell of Incense”
17. Southwest F. O. B. – “Green Skies”
18. The Village Sound – “Sally’s Got a Good Thing”
19. The Village Sound – “The La La Song”
20. Eddie Floyd – “Bring It on Home to Me”
21. Eddie Floyd – “Sweet Things You Do”
22. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Hang ‘Em High”
23. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Over Easy”
24. Ollie & the Nightingales – “You’re Leaving Me”
25. Ollie & the Nightingales – “Showered with Love”
26. The Pop Corn Generation – “Kitchy Kitchy Koo”
27. The Pop Corn Generation – “Shake It”
28. Bar-Kays – “Copy Kat”
29. Bar-Kays – “In the Hole”

Disc 5
1. Dino & Doc – “Mighty Cold Winter”
2. Dino & Doc – “A Woman Can’t Do (What a Man Do)”
3. William Bell – “I Forgot to Be Your Lover”
4. William Bell – “Bring the Curtain Down”
5. The Goodees – “Condition Red”
6. The Goodees – “Didn’t Know Love Was so Good”
7. Mable John – “Running Out”
8. Mable John – “Shouldn’t I Love Him”
9. Billy Lee Riley – “Family Portrait”
10. Billy Lee Riley – “Going Back to Memphis”
11. Judy Clay and William Bell – “My Baby Specializes”
12. Judy Clay and William Bell – “Left Over Love”
13. The Soul Children – “I’ll Understand”
14. The Soul Children – “Doing Our Thang”
15. The Staple Singers – “The Ghetto”
16. The Staple Singers – “Got to Be Some Changes Made”
17. Albert King – “Blues Power”
18. Albert King – “Night Stomp”
19. The Epsilons – “The Echo”
20. The Epsilons – “Really Rockin”
21. Rufus Thomas – “Funky Way”
22. Rufus Thomas – “I Want to Hold You”
23. The Generation – “The Children Have Your Tongue”
24. The Generation – “Give Her What She Wants”
25. Daaron Lee – “Who’s Making Love”
26. Daaron Lee – “Long Black Train”
27. Johnnie Taylor – “Take Care of Your Homework”
28. Johnnie Taylor – “Hold on This Time”

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