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In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Stax” label released “Home”, the debut Delaney & Bonnie album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Don Nix and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Bramlett – vocals
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – keyboards
  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Al Jackson Jr. – drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – percussion
  • The Memphis Horns :
  • Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Terry – saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – saxophone
  • Dick Steff – trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Jay Pruitt – trumpet
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Ben Cauley – trumpet
  • William Bell – vocals
  • Phil Forrest – vocals
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Jamie Putman – art direction
  • Tom Wilkes – design
  • Barry Feinstein – photography
  • Michael Point – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. It’s Been a Long Time Coming – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett
  2. A Right Now Love – Bonnie Bramlett, Homer Banks
  3. We Can Love – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. My Baby Specializes – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  5. Everybody Loves a Winner – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  6. Things Get Better – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson
  7. Just Plain Beautiful – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Hard to Say Goodbye – Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  9. Pour Your Love on Me – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett
  10. Piece of My Heart – Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy

On February 14, 2020.

On February 14, 2020, “Stax” label released “And It’s Still Alright”, the third Nathaniel Rateliff studio album. It was recorded 2019 -2020, at “National Freedom” in Cottage Grove, Oregon, “Broken Creek” in Littleton, Colorado, “Crown Lane Studios” in Denver, and was produced by Patrick Meese, James Barone and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Personnel:

  • Nathaniel Rateliff – vocals, acoustic slide and electric guitar, bass, congas
  • Luke Mossman – electric guitar
  • Daniel Creamer – organ, mellotron, piano
  • Eric Swanson – pedal steel 
  • Elijah Thomson – bass 
  • Patrick Meese – drums, percussion, vibraphone, bass, keyboards, piano, theravox, synths, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • James Barone – noise synth, engineer, mixing
  • Cat Martino – backing vocals
  • Elizabeth Ziman – backing vocals
  • Joanna Schubert – backing vocals
  • Kelly Winrich – additional recording
  • Joshua Block – additional recording
  • Chris Colbert – mastering
  • Rett Rogers – design, photography
  • Emily Philpott – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nathaniel Rateliff.

  1. What a Drag
  2. And It’s Still Alright
  3. All or Nothing
  4. Expecting to Lose
  5. Tonight No. 2
  6. Mavis
  7. You Need Me
  8. Time Stands
  9. Kissing Our Friends
  10. Ruch On

On August 4, 2005.

On August 4, 2005, James Milton Campbell Jr. aka Little Milton died aged 70. He was a singer and musician (guitar), co-founder of Bobbin Records. He started his recording career in 1853 at “Sun Records”, and also recorded for “Checker Records”, “Meteor, “Stax”, “Glades”, “Golden Ear”, “MCA”, and Malaco. Milton recorded 33 albums, and in 1988 was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Stax” label released “I Wanna Get Funky”, the eighth Albert King studio album. It was recorded in 1972 and was produced by Henry Bush and Allen Jines.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– vocals, electric guitar
  • Donald Kanzie (Donald Kinsey)– rhythm guitar
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra– strings
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • The Bar-Kays& The Movement – rhythm section
  • Hot Buttered Soul, Henry Bush – background vocal

Track listing:

  1. I Wanna Get Funky – Clifton William Smith
  2. Playing on Me – Sir Mack Rice
  3. Walking the Back Streets and Crying – Sandy Jones
  4. ‘Til My Back Ain’t Got No Bone – Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell
  5. Flat Tire – Henry Bush, Booker T. Jones, Albert King
  6. I Can’t Hear Nothing But the Blues – Henry Bush, Dave Clark
  7. Travelin’ Man – Albert King
  8. Crosscut Saw – R.G. Ford
  9. That’s What the Blues Is All About – Bobby Patterson, Jerry Strickland

On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Stax” label released “Call It What It Is”, the thirteenth Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allen, Juan Nelson, Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates and Michael Ward.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Harper – vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  2. Leon Mobley – percussion, bongos, cabasa, claves, congas, djembe, flexitone, music stand, shekere, tambourine, triangle, viber flab, wind chimes, whirly tube, backing vocals
  3. Michael Ward – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Jason Yates – Hammond B3, piano, Fender Rhodes], Wurlitzers], clavinet, guitar, backing vocals
  5. Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  6. Oliver Charles – drums, Djun Djun percussion, backing vocals
  7. Gabriel Burch, Matt Dyson, Will Wetzel – engineer assistant
  8. Ethan Allen – mixing
  9. Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  10. Tom Dolan – design
  11. Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

  1. When Sex Was Dirty
  2. Deeper and Deeper – Ben Harper, Michel Ward
  3. Call What It Is
  4. How Dark Is Gone – Ben Harper, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  5. Shine
  6. All That Has Grown
  7. Pink Balloon – Ben Harper, Jaclyn Harper
  8. Finding Our Way – Ben Harper, Oliver Charles
  9. Bones

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree

 

On October 15, 1966.

On October 15, 1966, “Stax” label released “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”, the fifth Otis Redding studio album, and his last solo studio album released before his death. It was recorded May – September 1966, and was produced by Jim Stewart, Booker T. & the MG’s, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes- keyboards, piano, organ
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Gil Caple, Andrew Love, Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
  3. Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  4. Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
  5. Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  6. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  8. She Put the Hurt on Me – Otis Redding
  9. Ton of Joy – Otis Redding
  10. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  11. Hawg for You – Otis Redding
  12. Love Have Mercy – Isaac Hayes, David Porter

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Stax” label released “And Now!”, the third Booker T. & the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Stax Recording Studio” in  Memphis, and was produced by Jim Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Steve Cropper– guitar, “strum”, bass
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, guitar, piano, “plunk”
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– electric bass, “thump”, claves
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, “boom”
  • Ronnie Stoots – cover design

Track listing:

  1. My Sweet Potato – Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr.
  2. Jericho – traditional
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – Granville Burland
  4. One Mint Julep – Rudy Toombs
  5. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint
  8. Don’t Mess up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. Think – Lowman Pauling
  10. Taboo – Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona
  11. Soul Jam – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson
  12. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer

In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Stax” label released “Born Under a Bad Sign”, the second Albert King studio album. It was recorded March 1966 – June 1967, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis Tennessee, and was produced by Jim Stewart. In 1985, “Born Under a Bad Sign” was inducted into the “Blues Foundation Hall of Fame” in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category In 1999, the album received a “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”; in 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 491 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– lead guitar and vocals
  • Steve Cropper– rhythm guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Track listing:

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  2. Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
  3. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  6. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
  7. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  8. Personal Manager – Albert King, David Porter
  9. Laundromat Blues – Sandy Jones
  10. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Stax” label released “Lovejoy”, the sixth Albert King studio album. It was recorded December 1970 – January 1971, and was produced by Don Nix.

Personnel:

  • Albert King – vocals, electric guitar
  • Jesse Edwin Davis, Tippy Armstrong, Wayne Perkins– guitar
  • John Gallie, Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn, David Hood– bass
  • Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins – drums
  • Sandy Konikoff – percussion
  • Jeanne Green, The Mt. Zion Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Honky Tonk Woman – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  2. Bay Area Blues – Donald “Duck” Dunn, Don Nix
  3. Corrina, Corrina – Don Nix
  4. She Caught the Katy(And Left Me A Mule To Ride) – Taj Mahal, James Rachell
  5. For the Love of a Woman – Don Nix
  6. Lovejoy, III.-Don Nix
  7. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven – Don Nix
  8. Going Back To Iuka – Don Nix
  9. Like A Road Leading Home – Don Nix, Dan Penn