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Soul Explosion

Various Artists

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1
Who's Making Love
Johnnie Taylor
2:49
2
I Like Everything About You
Jimmy Hughes
2:54
3
Hang 'Em High
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
3:58
4
Where Do I Go (From The Love Rock Musical "Hair")
Carla Thomas
2:24
5
I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
Eddie Floyd
2:44
6
Smell Of Incense
Southwest F.O.B.
2:43
7
Cold Feet
Albert King
2:45
8
Soul Limbo
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
2:25
9
So Nice
The Mad Lads
2:42
10
Bring It On Home To Me
Eddie Floyd
2:34
11
Private Number
William Bell; Judy Clay
2:44
12
Long Walk To D.C.
The Staple Singers
2:31
13
I've Got A Sure Thing
Ollie & The Nightingales
2:41
14
Copy Kat
The Bar-Kays
2:22
15
Soul Clap '69
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
2:42
16
Hear My Call (feat. Mavis Staples)
The Staple Singers; Mavis Staples
3:11
17
Save Your Love For Me
Johnnie Taylor
2:24
18
Peeped Around Yonder's Bend
Jimmy Hughes
2:34
19
Book Of Love
Carla Thomas
2:42
20
These Old Memories
The Mad Lads
2:48
21
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Southwest F.O.B.
2:59
22
Hot Hips
The Bar-Kays
2:17
23
Heartache Mountain
Ollie & The Nightingales
2:56
24
Twenty Years From Today
Johnnie Taylor
2:24
25
It's Wrong To Be Loving You
Eddie Floyd
2:41
26
It's Me
Judy Clay
3:48
27
Booker's Theme
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
3:13
28
Left Hand Woman (Get Right With Me)
Albert King
2:21
Total Playing Time    77:16
1969 marked a year that was full of both trepidation and excitement for Stax Records. Just one year before, the Memphis soul outlet ended its relationship with musical giant Atlantic Records, effectively leaving the label as an independent entity, without a music catalog (which had previously included a formidable collection of hits by Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and Sam & Dave, among others). Under the guidance of co-owner Al Bell, the label proceeded to rebuild and release an impressive collection of 27 albums and 30 singles in just a handful of months—a period known as “Soul Explosion.” The gamble paid off, and at the 1969 Stax sales summit—themed “Getting It All Together”—the label reaffirmed its place as a soul powerhouse.

Craft Recordings celebrates the 50th anniversary of this prolific, make-or-break moment for Stax—and its enduring legacy—with this wide selection of reissues.

Soul connoisseurs can get their hands on the Soul Explosion, which offers a sampling of the label’s biggest hits and stars of the day, with Eddie Floyd, the Mad Lads, the Staple Singers, Albert King and more. The second disc of the set includes a selection of rare tracks, many of which are exclusive to this collection. These include the Bar-Kays’ “Hot Hips,” Ollie & The Nightingales’ “Heartache Mountain” and Eddie Floyd’s “It’s Wrong To Be Loving You.”
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Craft Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-28 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Tracks 8, 12 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit

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