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.
A Diverse Collection of Album Rock
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.
Stax: The Early Memphis Sound
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
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
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
Stax: Luck Comes to Town
Episode date - May 1, 2015
For a label to have any success, it needs at least two things – distribution and talent.
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, Kevin Gilbert & Shack
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
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.