Rythm & Blues

Is there another instrument that says "R & B" beter than the Sax !

Please take the time and click on to some of the great Stax Records Artists :
1. Green Onions (3:40) 10. Stage Announcements (0:37)
2. Can't Sit Down (5:07) 11. Any Other Way (2:51)
3. Summertime (5:44) 12. You Don't Miss Your Water (3:46)
4. Soul Twist (4:36) 13. Stage Announcements (0:56)
5. Don't Have to Shop Around (3:19) 14. Every Ounce of Strength I Have (2:17)
6. Stage Announcements (0:48) 15. Boot-Leg (3:04)
7. Candy (2:55) 16. Stage Announcements (1:09)
8. Stage Announcements (0:25) 17. Do the Dog (9:33)
9. Last Night (2:19) 18. Walking the Dog (3:09)

Stax Records and their Artists

Stax Recording Studios produced such great artists as ....Booker T and the MG's , Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave etc.

Stax Records was founded by Jim Stewert in 1958. Jim, along with his sister(Estelle Axton) ran their studio out of Memphis Tennessee. The name Stax came from the first two letters of Stewerts and Axtons last names. Stax Records was based out of the old Capital Theater on 926 East McLemore. The house band at Stax was actually Booker "T" and the MG's, The band members were Booker Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson and Steve Cropper. I would say the person career that really took off was Steve Cropper. Cropper became a producer/song writer, and wrote such great hits as "In The Midnight Hour and 634-5789 for Wilson Pickett, Knock On Wood for Eddy Floyd, and Mr. Pitiful, Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) and Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay for Otis Redding. As A producer his credits are as follows... Redding, Pickett, Floyd, John Mellencamp, Jeff Beck, Jose Feliciano, John Prine, Poco, Tower Of Power, Robben Ford, and Joe Louis Walker. On Jan 15, 1992 Cropper was Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Stax Recording Artists

Wilson Picket.........................Otis Redding........................Sam & Dave..........................Booker "T" Jones

Donald "Duck" Dunn.....Rufus Thomas

Sam & Dave : Hold On! I'm a Comin' Wilson Pickett : Don't Fight It Otis Redding

Other R & B Greats!!!

Sly Stone

(Sly And The Family Stone)

I Want to take You Higher

Sing A Simple Song

James Brown : Get up l feel like being a "Sex Machine"

James Brown "Godfather of Soul" !

Long Tall Sally

Little Richard " The Creator , Originator of Rock & Roll "

Jackie Wilson at the Copa

Born Jack Leroy Wilson, June 9/34 in Detroit , Michigan. At the ripe old age of 16 , Jackie won a golden glove championship after lying about his age to enter. His mother found out and stopped him from returning to the ring again. Jackie then turned his life to a singing career. In his early years he teamed up with Levis Stubs from the Four Tops to sing in local nightclubs. It was not until 1953 he was discovered in the Detroit Fox Theatre by Billy Ward. Whom at the time was looking for a replacement for Clyde McPhatten for his band Billy Ward and the Dominoes. Jackie spent a 20 year career Entertaining fans around the world. He had 14 top twenty hits, 30 albums. Some of his accomplishments are: Lonely Teardrops,Higher & Higher, Reet Petite (to name but a few).While performing on stage for the Dick Clark Oldies review he finished his song Reet Petite , collapsed on stage with a major heart attack. He went into a coma for the next 8 and a half years . He never regained consiousness and finally succumbed to pneumonia.

"He was an inspiration, a legend.I don't feel he'll ever be duplicated"

Bill Millar

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