Various "The Super Hits" LP (1967)
Details: A various collection of artists that were initially part of the partnership with Stax Records and Atlantic Group prior to the partnership falling apart. Some splitting near opening of cover (see image), inludes original insert, cover is bright and fun, and record media is VG++.
Description: Stax was influential in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. Stax also released gospel, funk, and blues recordings. Renowned for its output of blues music, the label was founded by two siblings and business partners, Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton (STewart/AXton = Stax). It featured several popular ethnically integrated bands (including the label's house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s) and a racially integrated team of staff and artists unprecedented in that time of racial strife and tension in Memphis and the South. According to ethnomusicologist Rob Bowman, the label's use of "one studio, one equipment set-up, the same set of musicians and a small group of songwriters led to a readily identifiable sound. It was a sound based in black gospel, blues, country, and earlier forms of rhythm and blues. It became known as southern soul music.
Grade: VG (Cover) / VG+ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'
A2. Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
A3. Aretha Franklin - Respect
A4. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
A5. Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
A6. The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour
B2. Barbara Lewis - Baby, I'm Yours
B3. Booker T & The MG's - Hip Hug-her
B4. Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y
B5. The Mar-Keys - Philly Dog
B6. Joe Tex - S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)