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BOY MEETS GIRL ON CD
(july 25th, 2000)

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The next CD reissue on the Fantasy/Ace catalog will be the Boys Meet Girls double Stax LP, with duets by the main Stax artists of the time. Originally issued in 1969 as Stax STS 2-2024, it included: Soul-A- Lujah (Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples)/I Ain't Particular (William Bell & Mavis Staples)/Just Keep On Loving Me (Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas)/Ain't That Good (Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples)/I Can't Stop (William Bell & Carla Thomas)/I Thank You (William Bell & Mavis Staples)//Love Sweet Sensation (William Bell & Mavis Staples)/I Need You Woman (William Bell & Carla Thomas)/Never Never Let You Go (Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples)/Hold On This Time (William Bell & Mavis Staples)/That's The Way Love Is (Johnnie Taylor & Mavis Staples).

CDMEMPHIS RECORDS
(july 19th, 2000)

Things are still moving in Memphis. The new Cadres recording studios have just opened and the CDMEMPHIS record label is to be launched soon. The first issues will appear from next september and will include recordings by Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), the Bar-Kays and a very promising DVD-ROM about Memphis music with Rufus Thomas. The record label is managed by Norbert Putnam, a well known musician and producer who started his career in Florence Alabama and at Rick Hall's Fame recording studios. The web site is at www.cdmemphis.com with lots of photos of the very classy studios and biographies of Norbert Putnam and the future artists.

JIM SPAKE WEB SITE
(july 18th, 2000)

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Great Memphis saxophonist Jim Spake has played with the greatest ones. He is on several High Stacks Records tracks, including Rufus Thomas' and the Temprees'. He also played with the Memphis Horns, ex-Mar-Keys. If Stax still existed, he would sure play in the 926 East McLemore old theatre.
Have a look at his own web site at
www.jimspake.com.

A NEW TEMPREES CD
(july 14th, 2000)

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High Stacks Records are still well and alive and are going to issue in 3 weeks time a new CD of the Temprees, former Stax artists, who had several hits on the Stax We-Produce subsidiary.

The tracks are: I Owe You / I’ll Always Be There / I Just Wanna Be / Dedicated To The One I Love / Do You Wanna Be Loved? / Starting All Over Again / She’s Not Ordinary / Put Your Love On The Line / Just In Time / Let’s Try and Be Friends.

According to Cherrie Holden at High Stacks Records, this CD contains everything from laid back love to slicky-tricky and everything in between. These guys are the experts of love and the "LOVEMEN" are bringin’ it to you with the very first cut, "I Owe You" setting the mood. This song is just the tip of the iceberg. "I Just Wanna Be", cut #3, is one for the ladies. Honey, this will make you fall in love with your man all over again. If only all men sang like this! "She’s Not Ordinary", #7, pays tribute to the women out there with a catchy Cut #8, "Put Your Love On The Line", is a funky mover complete with the awesome sax of Jim Spake, keyboards by Winston Stewart and Bobby Manuel on guitar….terrific. "Just In Time", #9, is a bit different sound by The Temprees from the ’99 reunion CD of the Stax artists, "926 East McLemore" also on the High Stacks label. Cut #10, "Let’s Try and Be Friends", is a Sly Stone/Mayfield style message for us all to put aside our differences and get along together.

More details when the CD is out. Meanwhile, you can go to the Temprees FOCUS page on this site for more infos about their career.

ACE RECORDS NEWS
(march 29th, 2000)


CD - CDBGPD 133
2LP - BGP2 133

  SHE'S MY OLD LADY TOO - LEE SAIN A MAN NEVER KNOWS - CHRIS & SHACK WATCH THE DOG THAT BRINGS THE BONE - INEZ FOXX RUNNING OUT - MABLE JOHN SLIPPED AND TRIPPED - THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS I'LL KILL A BRICK (ABOUT MY MAN) - HOT SAUCE THE DRYER - ROY LEE JOHNSON TURN YOUR DAMPER DOWN / FUNKY HOT GRITS - RUFUS THOMAS MOVIN' DANCER - BOBBY HOLLEY SOCK SOUL - THE BAR KAYS GETTING FUNKY ROUND HERE - BLACK NASTY ELI'S PORK CHOP - LITTLE SONNY BROADWAY FREEZE - HARVEY SCALES GRAB A HANDFUL - ART JERRY MILLER DO ME - JEAN KNIGHT BROTHERS AND SISTERS (GET TOGETHER) - KIM WESTON PATCH IT UP - ROY LEE JOHNSON HOPPIN' JOHN - MELVIN VAN PEEBLES LIFE IS FUNKY - ROUND ROBIN MONOPOLY WHO IS SHE (AND WHAT IS SHE TO YOU) - THE SOUL CHILDREN.

SOME FINE POST 68 TRACKS, SOME UNISSUED BEFORE (RUFUS THOMAS) BUT UNFORTUNATELY, STILL NO PRE-68 UNISSUED TRACKS... ANYWAY, THANK YOU ACE RECORDS.


SWEETSOULMUSIC WEB SITE
(march 12th, 2000)

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Right form Lawrenceville, Jawja, USA, Mike Stewart has just sent me the URL for his new web site, dealing, would you believe it, with Soul music. Very promising, with one William Bell and two Eddie Floyd CDs advertised, which I did not know of and a new mailing list. More details later. Go to www.sweetsoulmusic.com


JUST TO REMIND YOU: A REAL STAX ENCYCLOPEDIA
AND AN ABSOLUTE MUST IF YOU CAME TO THIS SITE
(march 10th, 2000)

Rob Bowman
Soulsville, U.S.A. : The Story of Stax Records

Soulsville, USA

Hardcover, 450 pages
Published by MacMillan General Reference
Publication date: November 1, 1997

Order at www.amazon.com

Grammy Award-winning historian Rob Bowman discloses the behind-the-scenes deals and business transactions that contributed to the rise and fall of Stax Records--the greatest R&B label ever. Readers will walk the halls of the famous studio that produced hits for the likes of Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, and many others. 40 photos.

LISTEN TO BLACK RADIOS
(march 10th, 2000)

All Webcasting - Black Radio Stations

http://www.radioblack.com/all_webcast.html

 

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