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.
Nathaniel Rateliff – vocals, acoustic slide and electric guitar, bass, congas
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”.
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.
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.
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
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
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”.
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
Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.