Various Artists Soul Explosion

Soul Explosion

Various Artists

Released on January 1, 1969 by Stax

Main artist: Various Artists

Genre: R&B/Soul > Soul

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Motown to the north and Stax to the south. Two distinctive origins of soul music. In the southern humidity of Memphis, there were Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. and several others who invented a unique groove combined with namely gospel and blues. Published in 1969, the aptly-named Soul Explosion unites Stax forces such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, and Johnnie Taylor. This collection symbolizes above all the year when Stax reworked its catalogue, in which the independent label broke off its deal with Atlantic Records. Under the direction of Al Bell, Stax published 27 albums and 30 singles in only a few months in order to hit the mark. What’s more, Bell did everything he could to ensure that his label remained in line with the Civil Rights movement that shook America. Soul Explosion represents both a musical as well as an ideological revolution. Essential. © Marc/Zisman/Qobuz
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Album : 1 disk - 28 tracks Total length : 01:17:03

  1. 1 Who's Making Love

    Raymond Jackson, ComposerLyricist - Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - Johnnie Taylor, MainArtist - Homer Banks, ComposerLyricist - Bettye Crutcher, ComposerLyricist - Donald Davis, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  2. 2 I Like Everything About You

    George Gordy, ComposerLyricist - Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - Billy Davis, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Hughes, MainArtist - Ivy Jo Hunter, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  3. 3 Hang 'Em High

    Dominic Frontiere, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  4. 4 Where Do I Go (From The Love Rock Musical "Hair")

    Carla Thomas, MainArtist - Gerome Ragni, ComposerLyricist - James Rado, ComposerLyricist - Galt Macdermot, ComposerLyricist - Al Bell, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  5. 5 I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)

    Alvertis Isbell, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. Jones, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cropper, Producer, Recording Producer - Eddie Floyd, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  6. 6 Smell Of Incense

    Ronald Morgan, ComposerLyricist - Southwest F.O.B., MainArtist - Bob Cardenas, Producer, Recording Producer - Jim Rowley, Producer, Recording Producer - Robert Markly, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  7. 7 Cold Feet

    Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Albert King, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  8. 8 Soul Limbo

    Al Jackson, Jr., ComposerLyricist - Booker T. Jones, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Donald "Duck" Dunn, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  9. 9 So Nice

    Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - The Mad Lads, MainArtist - Marvell Thomas, ComposerLyricist - Bettye Crutcher, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  10. 10 Bring It On Home To Me

    Steve Cropper, Producer, Recording Producer - Sam Cooke, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Floyd, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  11. 11 Private Number

    Booker T. Jones, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Judy Clay, MainArtist - William Bell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  12. 12 Long Walk To D.C.

    Steve Cropper, Producer, Recording Producer - Marvell Thomas, ComposerLyricist - Homer Banks, ComposerLyricist - The Staple Singers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  13. 13 I've Got A Sure Thing

    Booker T. Jones, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - William Bell, ComposerLyricist - Ollie & The Nightingales, MainArtist - Ollie Hoskins, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  14. 14 Copy Kat

    James Alexander, ComposerLyricist - The Bar-Kays, MainArtist - Allen Jones, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  15. 15 Soul Clap '69

    Al Jackson, Jr., ComposerLyricist - Booker T. Jones, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Donald "Duck" Dunn, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  16. 16 Hear My Call

    Mavis Staples, FeaturedArtist - The Staple Singers, MainArtist - Wesley Westbrook, ComposerLyricist - Roebuck "Pop" Staples, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  17. 17 Save Your Love For Me

    Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - Buddy Johnson, ComposerLyricist - Johnnie Taylor, MainArtist - Donald Davis, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  18. 18 Peeped Around Yonder's Bend

    Raymond Jackson, ComposerLyricist - Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - Charles Chalmers, Producer, Recording Producer - Jimmy Hughes, MainArtist - Homer Banks, ComposerLyricist - Al Bell, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  19. 19 Book Of Love

    Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Carla Thomas, MainArtist - Eddie Floyd, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  20. 20 These Old Memories

    Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - The Mad Lads, MainArtist - Homer Banks, ComposerLyricist - Allen Jones, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  21. 21 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

    LARRY WILLIAMS, ComposerLyricist - Joe Zawinul, ComposerLyricist - Southwest F.O.B., MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  22. 22 Hot Hips

    Ben Cauley, ComposerLyricist - James Alexander, ComposerLyricist - The Bar-Kays, MainArtist - Allen Jones, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  23. 23 Heartache Mountain

    Alvertis Isbell, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Floyd, ComposerLyricist - Ollie & The Nightingales, MainArtist - Booker T. Jones, Jr., ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  24. 24 Twenty Years From Today

    Al Jackson, Jr., Producer, Recording Producer - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Johnnie Taylor, MainArtist - Bettye Crutcher, ComposerLyricist - Allen Jones, ComposerLyricist - Donald Davis, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  25. 25 It's Wrong To Be Loving You

    Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Floyd, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  26. 26 It's Me

    Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Judy Clay, MainArtist - David Porter, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  27. 27 Booker's Theme

    Al Jackson, Jr., ComposerLyricist - Booker T. Jones, ComposerLyricist - Donald Dunn, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

  28. 28 Left Hand Woman (Get Right With Me)

    Albert King, MainArtist - William Bell, ComposerLyricist - Booker T. Jones, Jr., ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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  • Motown to the north and Stax to the south. Two distinctive origins of soul music. In the southern humidity of Memphis, there were Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. and several others who invented a unique groove combined with namely gospel and blues. Published in 1969, the aptly-named Soul Explosion unites Stax forces such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, and Johnnie Taylor. This collection symbolizes above all the year when Stax reworked its catalogue, in which the independent label broke off its deal with Atlantic Records. Under the direction of Al Bell, Stax published 27 albums and 30 singles in only a few months in order to hit the mark. What’s more, Bell did everything he could to ensure that his label remained in line with the Civil Rights movement that shook America. Soul Explosion represents both a musical as well as an ideological revolution. Essential. © Marc/Zisman/Qobuz

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Throughout the 1960s, the record label Stax from Memphis gave birth to the biggest names of gospel-inspired soul. Though above all, Stax offers a unique sound, in total opposition to that of Motown Records. While Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, breathed an element of pop into traditional rhythm’n’blues, Stax anchored its semantics in rhythm’n’blues, blues, gospel and even country. Both labels evoke the image of a family. But make no mistake, only Stax could make this claim with no hidden agenda. Motown controls their artists at each stage of their career, while Stax pushes their protégés to express themselves freely within the framework of certain definitions....

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