Stax: Time of Awe and Success
Episode date - June 26, 2015
By the Spring of ’67, even the personnel at Stax were in wonder about their widespread success.
Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues
Episode date - June 24, 2015
It’s kind of weird to say that one of Buddy Guy’s best albums is not a Buddy Guy album at all – his name didn’t even appear on the original release of “Hoodoo Man Blue
Stax: Cultural Changes
Episode date - June 19, 2015
By the Winter of ’66, Stax was hummin’. It seemed as if the whole world was coming around to the Stax style of music.
Velvet Underground and Nico
Episode date - June 17, 2015
The accepted ‘book’ on this album is that it is the most influential album of all time that nobody actually bought.
Gene Clark w/ The Gosdin Brothers
Episode date - June 10, 2015
My intention is to not flood this series with too many selections by the same artists, but it’s hard to cull Gene Clark’s overlooked catalog of great albums down to only a few.
Stax: Al Bell's Influence
Episode date - June 5, 2015
One of the biggest changes in culture at Stax Records came with the hiring of Al Bell as their head of promotion.
The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Episode date - May 27, 2015
Stax: A Year of Transition
Episode date - May 29, 2015
1965 was a year of transition for Stax.
Stax: Stability Comes to Town
Episode date - May 22, 2015
By late 1964, things began to stabilize at Stax. Otis Redding’s prominence at the label increased, and he recorded some of his best work around this time.
Stax: Maintaining Status Quo
Episode date - May 15, 2015
By late 1963, all that Stax wanted to do was to retain the bit of credibility that it earned through the few hits that the label generated in its early incarnation.