All month long in February, we’re celebrating Black History Month! And, there’s no other label than the legendary Stax Records to celebrate the importance of it all.
Founded in 1957, Stax played a major factor in the creation of Southern soul music. Originally it was called Satellite, but Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton, took its new name in ’61 from the first two letters of their last names and made superstars out of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Isaac Hayes[/lastfm] , [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Otis Redding [/lastfm]and a slew of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today.
From “Hold On, I’m Coming” by[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Sam and Dave[/lastfm] to “Respect Yourself” by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Staples Singers[/lastfm], we present 10 must hear songs that have something to say.
V/A – “Stax Number Ones” (Stax Records)
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- Green Onions – Booker T. & The MG’s
- Hold On! I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
- Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
- Soul Man – Sam & Dave
- (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
- Who’s Making Love – Johnnie Taylor
- (Do The) Push And Pull – Rufus Thomas
- Jody’s Got Your Girl And Gone – Johnnie Taylor
- Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
- Theme From Shaft – Isaac Hayes
- In The Rain – The Dramatics
- I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
- I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) – Johnnie Taylor
- If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) – The Staple Singers
- Woman To Woman – Shirley Brown