Stax ’68: A Memphis Story (5CD)Various Artists

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This compilation features all the singles (A- and B- sides) released on Stax throughout the year 1968. The set offers over 120 songs from artists that defined an era including; Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Linda Lindell, Rufus Thomas and many more. 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, including Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Linda Lindell, Rufus Thomas and many more. The package features a 56-page book with liner notes by Memphis historian Andria Lisle, Stax Records historian Robert Gordon, and renowned producer Steve Greenberg, plus rare and never-before-seen photographs from the Stax archives. 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, including Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus Thomas and many more. The package features a 56-page book with liner notes by Memphis and Stax historians Andria Lisle and Robert Gordon, and producer Steve Greenberg, plus rare photographs from the Stax archives.
CD1
1(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Day
2Sweet Lorene
3I Thank You
4Wrap It Up
5Don't Pass Your Judgement
6I Wanna Be (Your Lover & Your Honey)
7I Was Born To Love You (Album Version)
8I'm So Glad You're Back
9Lovey Dovey
10New Year's Resolution
11I Got A Sure Thing
12Girl, You Have My Heart Singing
13Big Bird
14Holding On With Both Hands
15A Hard Day's Night
16I Want Someone
17Next Time (Single Version)
18Sundown
19Every Man Oughta Have A Woman (Single Verson)
20A Tribute To A King
21Able Mable
22Don't Get Caught
23Memphis Train (Single Version)
24I Think I Made A Boo Boo
25What Will Later On Be Like
26Hang Me Now
CD2
1Soul Power
2Sly Girl
3Bring Your Love Back To Me
4Here I Am
5A Dime A Dozen
6I Want You Back
7Groovy Day
8Every Man Needs A Woman
9Precious, Precious (Album Version)
10Going To Chicago Blues
11Whatever Hurts You
12No Time Is Better Than Now
13The Happy Song (Dum Dum)
14Open The Door
15(I Love) Lucy (Album Version)
16You're Gonna Need Me
17I Ain't Particular
18Where There's Smoke There's Fire
19Georgy Girl
20A Million Times Or More
21Send Peace And Harmony Home (Album Version)
22The One You Can't Have All By Yourself
CD3
1Soul Limbo (Album Version)
2Heads Or Tails (Album Version)
3I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) (Album Version)
4I'm Just The Kind Of Fool (Album Version)
5It's Been A Long Time Coming (Album Version)
6We've Just Been Feeling Bad
7What A Man
8I Don't Know
9Broadway Freeze
10I Can't Cry No More
11Stay Baby Stay (Album Version)
12I Love Love
13Raspberry Rug
14And I Love You
15Private Number (Album Version)
16Love-Eye-Tis (Album Version)
17I Like Everythng About You (Album Version)
18What Side Of The Door
19Lollipop Lady
20(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
21Remone
22Used To Be Love
23Subconscious Train Of Thought
24Unicorn Man
25Somebody Stole My Gal
26Somebody Stole My Gal (Instrumental)
27Bed Of Roses (Album Version)
28Remove These Clouds (Album Version)
29Long Walk To D.C. (Album Version)
CD4
1Stay With Us
2Give 'Em Love (Album Version)
3Move Over (Album Version)
4Who's Making Love (Album Version)
5I'm Trying (Album Version)
6Funky Mississippi (Album Version)
7So Hard To Get Along With (Album Version)
8Where Do I Go? (Album Version)
9I've Fallen In Love (Album Version)
10So Nice
11Make Room
12Lovin' Feeling (Album Version)
13Sea Shell
14It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul) (Album Version)
15I Like What You're Doing To Me
16Smell Of Incense
17Green Skies
18Sally's Got A Good Thing
19The La La Song
20Bring It On Home To Me (Album Version)
21Sweet Things You Do (Album Version)
22Hang 'Em High (Album Version)
23Over Easy (Album Version)
24You're Leaving Me (Album Version)
25Showered With Love
26Kitchy Kitchy Koo
27Shake It
28Copy Cat (Album Version)
29In The Hole (Album Version)
CD5
1Mighty Cold Winter (Album Version)
2A Woman Can't Do (What A Man Can Do)
3I Forgot To Be Your Lover (Album Version)
4Bring The Curtain Down
5Condition Red
6Didn't Know Love Was So Good
7Running Out (Album Version)
8Shouldn't I Love Him (Album Version)
9Family Portrait
10Going Back To Memphis
11My Baby Specializes (Album Version)
12Left Over Love (Album Version)
13I'll Understand (Album Version)
14Doin' Our Thang (Album Version)
15The Ghetto
16Got To Be Some Changes Made
17Blues Power
18Night Stomp (Live At The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA)
19The Echo
20Really Rockin'
21Funky Way
22I Want To Hold You
23The Children Have Your Tongue
24Give Her What She Wants
25Who's Making Love
26Long Black Train
27Take Care Of Your Homework (Single Version)
28Hold On This Time (Album Version)