Sam and Dave

Stax: Stability Comes to Town

Channel 145-5

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

Channel 145-4

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.

Album Rock Diversity in 1995

A Diverse Collection of Album Rock

May 1995

Episode date - May 13, 2015

It’s funny to think how our perceptions change over time. Back in 1995, it felt as though musical innovation had stagnated.

Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog

Stax: The Early Memphis Sound

Channel 145-3

Episode date - May 8, 2015

By late 1962, Stax had a reasonable level of success. A handful of their singles were selling, and they had Atlantic Records to help them get distributed around the country.

Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled

Buffalo Springfield: Self Titled

Album #29

Episode date - May 6, 2015

This is the record where the world at large first heard of Neil Young and Stephen Stills.

The Kinks: Face to Face

The Kinks: Face to Face

Album #26

Episode date - April 29, 2015

Most of the English bands that came out of the British Invasion displayed an obsession with American blues and R&B, and the Kinks were initially no exception, except for the fact that Ray Davie

The Mar-Keys

Stax: Luck Comes to Town

Channel 145-2

Episode date - May 1, 2015

For a label to have any success, it needs at least two things – distribution and talent.

Stax/Volt

Stax: Stax/Volt

Channel 145-1

Episode date - April 24, 2015

The story of Stax Records is one of the most unlikely tales of success that you are likely to hear.

Red House Painters

Red House Painters, Kevin Gilbert & Shack

April 1995

Episode date - April 22, 2015

There were plenty of very good popular albums that were released twenty years ago, in April 1995 – Pavement , Guided By Voices, Duran Duran, Mobb Deep and King Crimson all had major releases,

Psychedelic Sound of The 13th Floor Elevators

Psychedelic Sound of The 13th Floor Elevators

Album #24

Episode date - April 15, 2015

If you look back from here chronologically, you might notice that the lion’s share of the best popular music was blues-centric. That’s not an accident. That was the zeitgeist.

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