Stax Story / Various (Box)

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Review Text The legendary Memphis soul label Stax's legacy is well-represented by this four-CD box set, which manages to do what many similar box retrospectives don't. That is to provide a well-balanced overview of a genre of music that mixes the essential hits with many noteworthy yet lesser-known singles and rarities, coming about as close as possible to pleasing both the collector and the less intense soul fan. The first disc alone, subtitled "The Hits," takes care of the majority of the consensus classics most listeners would demand from such a box, including hits by Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, and Johnnie Taylor. Disc two and disc three chronologically survey lower-profile chart hits and flops, taking in additional material by all of the stars, as well as great songs that have escaped the net of oldies radio: William Bell's "You Don't Miss Your Water," Albert King's "Crosscut Saw," Mable John's "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)." Disc four is entirely devoted to live recordings, most by the company's biggest acts, that sometimes give a rawer sense of the performers' charisma than was evident on their studio efforts. Some pretty minor reservations might keep this box from getting awarded the highest possible score: some of the non-hit cuts aren't that exciting (particularly from the label's later years), the track annotation doesn't make it clear whether some of the live cuts were previously unreleased in any form, Booker T. & the MGs' "Hang 'Em High" is represented by a live 1993 reunion recording rather than the original hit single, and some good mid-level hits by the biggest Stax acts aren't here. Still, it's a very worthy summation of the label's highlights, augmented by detailed liner notes. ~ Richie Unterberger

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Gee Whiz! (Look at His Eyes) - 2:21
  2. 2. Last Night - 3:40
  3. 3. Green Onions - 3:54
  4. 4. Walking the Dog - 3:34
  5. 5. Respect - 2:08
  6. 6. Hold On! I'm Comin' - 2:29
  7. 7. B-A-B-Y - 3:55
  8. 8. Knock on Wood - 3:03
  9. 9. Soul Finger - 2:20
  10. 10. Tramp - 3:01
  11. 11. Born Under a Bad Sign - 3:48
  12. 12. Soul Man - 3:39
  13. 13. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - 3:41
  14. 14. Private Number - 3:40
  15. 15. Who's Making Love? - 3:49
  16. 16. Time Is Tight - 3:17
  17. 17. Do the Funky Chicken - 3:17
  18. 18. Mr. Big Stuff - 3:34
  19. 19. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - 4:35
  20. 20. Respect Yourself - 4:32
  21. 21. Theme from Shaft - 3:18
  22. 22. I've Been Lonely for So Long - 3:22
  23. 23. I'll Take You There - 3:14
  24. 24. Starting All over Again - 4:30
  25. 25. I'll Be the Other Woman - 4:35
  26. 26. Woman to Woman - 4:54

CD: 2

  1. 27. Cause I Love You - 3:46
  2. 28. You Don't Miss Your Water - 3:01
  3. 29. These Arms Of Mine - 3:32
  4. 30. Can Your Monkey Do the Dog - 2:28
  5. 31. Big Party - 3:41
  6. 32. Jump Back - 2:21
  7. 33. Mr. Pitiful - 3:43
  8. 34. Can't See You When I Want To - 3:55
  9. 35. Boot-Leg - 2:07
  10. 36. I've Been Loving You Too Long - 3:55
  11. 37. Candy - 3:02
  12. 38. I Want Someone - 3:43
  13. 39. Philly Dog - 2:16
  14. 40. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 3:46
  15. 41. Things Get Better - 2:26
  16. 42. Let Me Be Good to You - 3:42
  17. 43. I'll Run Your Hurt Away - 3:10
  18. 44. You Good Thing (Is About To End) - 3:59
  19. 45. Patch My Heart - 3:32
  20. 46. Crosscut Saw - 3:35
  21. 47. I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down - 3:43
  22. 48. Groovin' - 3:43
  23. 49. Give Everybody Some - 2:25
  24. 50. Cold Feet - 3:47
  25. 51. I Thank You - 3:46
  26. 52. I Got a Sure Thing - 3:38
  27. 53. Big Bird - 3:03
  28. 54. Tribute to a King - 3:54
  29. 55. I Ain't Particular - 2:27

CD: 3

  1. 56. Soul Limbo - 2:23
  2. 57. I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) - 3:45
  3. 58. What A Man - 3:40
  4. 59. I Like Everything About You - 3:50
  5. 60. I Forgot to Be Your Lover - 2:21
  6. 61. I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - 3:55
  7. 62. So I Can Love You - 3:51
  8. 63. Walk on By - 5:34
  9. 64. Black Boy - 3:23
  10. 65. I Have Learned to Do Without You - 4:07
  11. 66. Play The Music Toronados - 3:33
  12. 67. Never Can Say Goodbye - 4:37
  13. 68. Breakdown, Pt. 1 - 3:14
  14. 69. Son Of Shaft - 3:11
  15. 70. That's What Love Will Make You Do - 4:55
  16. 71. In the Rain - 3:24
  17. 72. Hearsay - 4:30
  18. 73. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) - 4:24
  19. 74. Dedicated To The One I Love - 4:34
  20. 75. Breaking Up Somebody's Home - 4:40
  21. 76. I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) - 5:31
  22. 77. Short Stoppong - 2:22
  23. 78. Cheaper to Keep Her - 3:27
  24. 79. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - 3:20

CD: 4

  1. 80. Green Onions - 4:15
  2. 81. Raise Your Hand - 4:46
  3. 82. Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You) - 4:15
  4. 83. Grab This Thing, Pt. 1 - 3:31
  5. 84. Dog - 3:56
  6. 85. You Don't Miss Your Water - 4:48
  7. 86. Soothe Me - 3:57
  8. 87. You Don't Know Like I Know - 4:46
  9. 88. Shake - 3:32
  10. 89. Try a Little Tenderness - 7:52
  11. 90. Oh la de Da - 4:34
  12. 91. (Do The) Push And Pull, Pt. 1 - 5:17
  13. 92. Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone - 6:46
  14. 93. Killing Floor - 4:49
  15. 94. Blues Power - 3:11
  16. 95. Show Me How - 4:49
  17. 96. Hang 'Em High - 4:54
  18. 97. Theme from Shaft - 5:47
  19. 98. Theme from The Men - 4:47

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