We pulled into the black section of Memphis and turned onto McLemore Street and stopped in front of an old theatre; The Capitol. Inside The Capitol was a small record store. I was introduced a white lady whose name was Estelle Axton. She was selling records to a couple of young folks while the music blared through the small store.
Little did I know at the time that this was the humble beginning of what would become one of the most powerful music driven companies in the world....Stax Records.
There is no one in the world who has not heard a Stax record. This company also became one of the most important driving agencies for political change in the USA. Certainly a great deal more than Motown until Marvin Gaye was allowed to release his famous What's Goin' On LP.
Tune in as John plays the most famous of the important Stax single records in order of their release.
Tune in to Part One of this educational and entertaining show.
Here's the music:
1)...."Green Onions"....Booker T. and the MG's
2)...."Gee Whiz"....Carla Thomas
3)...."Last Night"....The Mar-Keys
4)...."Walkin' The Dog"....Rufus Thomas
6)...."Hold On I'm Coming"....Sam and Dave
8)...."Knock On Wood"....Eddie Floyd
9)...."Soul Finger"....The Barkays
10)..."Tramp"....Otis and Carla
11)..."Green Onions"....Booker T. and The Mg's