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The SD part of the catalogue number is only on the front of the sleeve. My original copy was the same but with a blue background. This could be a recent pressing, never thought to ask as I was running out the shop whooping and hollering. Thanks for the Coasters info, I'll check it out.

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Soul Man...Sam and Dave

Think some of the others mentioned on here were released on the Atlantic label in this country..I know cos I have them on vinyl..maybe they were on Stax in the USA.

pete c....still riding a vespa

Only just spotted this! Afaia, Atlantic handled Stax releases up until a certain date, at which time, all the Stax stuff thru Atlantic, came out on blue Stax

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Only just spotted this! Afaia, Atlantic handled Stax releases up until a certain date, at which time, all the Stax stuff thru Atlantic, came out on blue Stax

Then of course when things started to go pear shaped, CBS came into the mix.

Whatever Hurts You - Mad Lads a great track. Also anything by Jeanne & The Darlings.

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Cheers Steve.

In the 70's On Maid Marion way near Friar lane was a Company called ATCO (finance?) with a similar motif.

Is it the same company?

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Cheers Steve.

In the 70's On Maid Marion way near Friar lane was a Company called ATCO (finance?) with a similar motif.

Is it the same company?

Haven't found anything yet. Still looking though.

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Fridays looking good !

9 pm BBC 4 first showing of an Otis documentary and then the live Stax /Volt Revue from 1967 Concert in Norway .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes/schedules/2013/05/31

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I have all 3 sets of the Stax/Volt complete singles, 59-58, 68-71 and 72-75. The first break in dates was because Atlantic had distribution rights for all Stax products till 1968.

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I recently downloaded a Stax collection and I reckon they had the best Soul artists, never realised they were all on Stax.

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Stax was legendary.

Some fantastic stuff on their label.

Atlantic did a lot of stuff at Stax studios in Memphis using Booker T and the MG's who were pretty much the house band.

Apparently Wison Pickett caused so much friction at Stax, they stopped doing anymore recordings for Atlantic (who then went to Muscle Shoals in Alabama).

Amazing really that a small company formed by 2 people operating out of a garage in Memphis - using local musicians, developed into a legendary sound. The later Stax studio was an old movie theatre.

Elvis Presley did 3 albums there.

Even the artwork became iconic. The 'Stax of Wax' logo and the finger-snapping hand.

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#25

Doris Troy "Just One Look"

One of my all time favourites.

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Heard this on Sounds Of The Sixties last Saturday morning.....awesome record.

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One of my favourite records, still got a copy somewhere. The first time I heard it I am sure I was down the Palais.

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#37. Saw Doris Troy live singing "Just One Look" at a club on Fletcher Gate ( name escapes me ) in the 90's.

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You may like Reginald D Hunters series on BBC called Songs of the South .

Should be an interview in the 3rd episode with Steve Cropper , guitarist with Booker T and the MGs and Eddie Floyd and a visit to the Stax studio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02j959j/reginald-d-hunters-songs-of-the-south-3-mississippi-and-louisiana

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