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BillG
(Left Coast)
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 17:51
 

 1000121349 wrote:
The version played was different than the one in the Blues Brothers and it did not play to completion, just silence.

 
Fixed, finally (thought I'd done that months ago). 
Tjerome
(West Lebanon, NH, USA)
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 5:51
 

Something's wrong with this recording, as others have noted.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Apr 10, 2016 6:09
 

 redeyespy wrote:
When I hear this I recall THE BLUES BROTHERS. This song was playing during the first chase scene, right before Jake and Elwood take a tour of a shopping mall.
 
I feel that more than a kick-ass fun movie "Blues Brothers" is an American Musical History education 

Love this song!!!
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 11:16
 

Transcendent.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jan 13, 2016 17:43
 

WOW! This and 'Wait Til the Midnight Hour' are songs of the 60's!!  But, like the decade, the CD is imperfect.  Get a new recording, please.
kanariezwart
(Netherlands)
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 1:24
 

Truly a great song! Can't sit still with this song pumping on my speakers!
swart
Posted: Sep 10, 2015 9:56
 

file seems to be corrupted. too bad on such a great song. seems to have happened recently because this cut has been clean in the past
toomanyollys
Posted: Aug 10, 2015 0:50
 

 stromdal wrote:
Scratched CD
 
Not just me then... that was over in about 25secs of jumpy snippets!
stromdal
(Eurotrashville.)
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 9:36
 

Scratched CD
kcar
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 12:40
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.

 
I watched a great, great documentary about Stax/Volt Records on PBS years ago. I'm not sure if this is the same documentary on YouTube, but it apparently aired on BBC 4 and is likely pretty damned good. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIzNX0Cr7k

The YouTube uploader, corporalhenshaw, uses two different titles—"The Story of Stax Records" and "The Stax Records"—for the same piece.

WonderLizard is right: black and white musicians worked together without friction and musicians who just happened to be around the studio became famous. As I've written elsewhere on RP, one musician came to Stax for a recording session and finished with time to spare. The engineers gave the leftover time to the musician's driver, Otis Redding. And there's this tidbit from the Wikipedia entry for Booker T. (yes that Booker T.) Jones:

While hanging around the Satellite Record Shop run by Estelle Axton, co-owner of Satellite Records with her brother Jim Stewart, Jones met record clerk Steve Cropper, who would become one of the MGs when the group formed in 1962. Besides Jones on organ and Cropper on guitar, Booker T. and the MGs featured Lewie Steinberg on bass guitar and Al Jackson, Jr. on drums (Donald "Duck" Dunn eventually replacing Steinberg). While still in high school, Jones co-wrote the group's classic instrumental "Green Onions," which was a massive hit in 1962. 

(Stax was originally known as Satellite Records...)
netskink
(Durham, NC)
Posted: Mar 29, 2015 13:04
 

 Derecho wrote:
"Shit."

"What?"

"Rollers."

"Naw!"

"Yup."

"Shit."



 
Hmm. When I saw that movie as a kid, I did not catch the bit about "Rollers". Until recently I still would have not caught it. I was enlightened when I read Iceberg Slim.
 
netskink
(Durham, NC)
Posted: Mar 29, 2015 13:00
 

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

What kind of music do you usually have here? 
Oh, we got both kinds, country AND western!

 9

 
 
 
LOL!
GawgaBoy
(State of Confusion)
Posted: Jan 25, 2015 12:41
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.

 
The same situation is described in the movie "Muscle Shoals", the story of the music coming out of the Shoals around this era.  The "Swampers", backing musicians for many of Aretha's early hits, were all white session players, but they had the funk.  I found it a very interesting movie.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: May 27, 2014 14:51
 

Highly recommended is Robert Gordon's history of Stax, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion . Not least of the many threads running through the book is the almost easy way black and white musicians manufactured the Stax sound in a city where the Freedom Riders' bus burned and Dr. King was assassinated.
Derecho
(A Land Without Traffic Lights)
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:19
 

"Shit."

"What?"

"Rollers."

"Naw!"

"Yup."

"Shit."


Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Mar 04, 2013 9:51
 

Odd thing is they couldn't stand each other!  {#Lol}  This and Soul Man both brilliant and both in "the library".
richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Feb 01, 2013 1:58
 


justboy68
Posted: Jan 08, 2013 4:38
 

Exactly what I needed this morning!
ghcollins86
(Santa Monica, CA (469.84 miles SSW of Paradise))
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 14:43
 

Back story of this songs creation courtesy of Bob Lefsetz:

Isaac Hayes was at the organ, David Porter was in the bathroom, it was late at night, they were writing a song, Isaac was impatient, he implored Porter to come back into the studio. Porter yelled out HOLD ON, I’M COMIN’!

And then Porter immediately came out of the loo with his pants around his ankles, screaming THAT’S IT!


kcar
Posted: Jan 26, 2012 22:18
 

This one goes to 11. And that's on a bad day.