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Various: Sweet Soul Music (Stax/Universal)

Various: Sweet Soul Music (Stax/Universal)

Widely advertised compilations such as this double-disc rarely make it onto Elsewhere because I figure you know about them anyway. But I'm making an exception with this one because over 51 tracks you not only get some of the classics of Stax soul which should be in any serious record collection (signature songs by Otis, Carla Thomas, Sam and...

OTIS REDDING: The lost legacy of a soul genius

OTIS REDDING: The lost legacy of a soul genius

The life and death of Otis Redding is replete with ironies. The man who displaced Elvis in the British magazine Melody Maker as top male vocalist in ’67 – knocking off the King after an eight-year straight residency – could barely crack the top 10 in his homeland. Yet after his death in December that year – his...

Booker T: Potato Hole (Anti)

Booker T: Potato Hole (Anti)

This was either going to be brilliant, or . . .  First the background: here is the great soul-funk Hammond B3 organ player Booker T (he of Green Onions fame with the MGs, and that band behind dozens of Stax artists) teamed up with Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers who know this sound and style inside out. Oh, and Neil Young (who toured...

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