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  •  Stax: awesome (4+ / 0-)

    Lots of folks love the big hits by Otis, Sam & Dave, etc. But when I bought the first Stax/Volt box set back in college, it changed my life. Dozens and dozens of absolutely GORGEOUS soul tunes. I've been a serious Stax geek ever since. Incredibly, this very set is on eBay right now for a mere $30. If you have any interest in the music featured in this diary, you really should throw down. This is some of the finest music this country has ever created. And the stories are truly incredible.
    It should be further noted that Stax musicians were BAD MOTHERFUCKERS. Al Jackson, Jr, Isaac Hayes (dig the piano line he puts down at the beginning of this gem), Cropper, and of course Otis (who wrote a lot of the heavenly horn lines in his songs). These were heavy, heavy players.

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