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"DREAMS TO REMEMBER" NEW OTIS DVD
(August 17, 2007)

To be issued on September 18, a full length Otis Redding DVD with lots of goodees and bonuses, as well as never seen documents, photos and memorabilia from  Otis' family archives. The list of video tracks:

Complete Performances: Pain In My Heart (1965) / Mr. Pitiful (1965) / Just One More Day (1965) / I Can't Turn You Loose (1966) / I've Been Loving You Too Long (1967) / Satisfaction (1967) / My Girl (1967) / Don't Mess With Cupid (1966) / Any Ole Way (1966) / My Lover's Prayer (1966) / Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) (1967) / Tramp (1967) / Shake (1967) / Glory Of Of Love (1967) / Try A Little Tenderness (1967) / Respect (1967).

CARLA THOMAS LIVE AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS CD
(August 15, 2007)

40 years after R&B great Carla Thomas was recorded live in Washington, DC in may 67, the aborted tapes from the performance will finally be released as on CD. The album was scrapped and the catalogue number Stax 724 was re-assigned to a Booker T. & The MG's release. Carla Thomas Live At The Bohemian Caverns will come out on September 18th. The tracks listing is:

Introduction by Al Bell / You’re Gonna Hear From Me / A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening medley: Zip A Dee Do Dah / A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening / It’s A Lovely Day Today / On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Mas Que Nada / Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) / Evenin’ / A Lot Of Livin’ / B-A-B-Y / Many Many Thanks / Never Be True / Rufus Thomas: Fine And Mellow / Rufus Thomas: Did You Ever Love A Woman / Rufus Thomas: The Dog.


THE RESPECT YOURSELF DVD
(August 12, 2007)

After being aired on PBS' Great Performances series, "Respect yourself, the Stax Records story will be on sale on october 2. It includes:

Interviews with Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, David Porter, Duck Dunn, Wayne Jackson, Sam Moore, Al Bell, Jesse Jackson, Elvis Costello, Bono, Chuck D, and many others!

The first interview given by Stax founder Jim Stewart in 15 years!

Lost performances from Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MG's, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, and more! Includes footage from the legendary 1967 European Stax/Volt Revue, as well as the landmark 1972 Wattstax concert! DVD bonus rehearsal footage from the Stax Reunion showcase at the 2007 South by Southwest festival in Austin, featuring William Bell, Eddie Floyd, and Booker T. & the MG's! Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson / Anamorphic Widescreen / Stereo / 113 minute.

You can pre-order it now from SoulsVille, USA: http://www.soulsvilleusa.com/programs-events/detail.asp?id=64

Appearances: Deanie Parker: Stax Director of Publicity, Jim Stewart: Stax Founder, Rufus Thomas: Stax Artist, Carla Thomas: Stax Artist, Booker T. Jones: Booker T. Jones and the MG's, Robert Talley: Stax Studio Musician, Estelle Axton: Stax Co-owner, Rickey Vincent: Music Historian, Don Nix: The Mar-Keys, Steve Cropper: The Mar-Keys and Booker T. Jones and the MG's, Donald "Duck" Dunn: The Mar-Keys and Booker T. Jones and the MG's, Wayne Jackson: The Mar-Keys, Jerry Wexler: Atlantic Records, Tom Dowd: Atlantic Records Engineer, William Bell: Stax Artist, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles: Civil Rights Activist, Al Bell: Stax Executive Vice President, David Porter: Stax Songwriter/Artist, Isaac Hayes: Stax Artist/Songwriter, Sam Moore: Sam & Dave, Jack Ashford: Motown Studio Musician, Mavis Staples: The Staple Singers, Eddie Floyd: Stax Artist, Zelma Redding: Widow of Otis Redding, Mable John: Stax Artist, Eddie Braddock: Stax Promotions Director, Bettye Crutcher: Stax Songwriter, Willie Hall: The Bar-Kays, Reverend Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist, Dino Woodard: Stax Security, Mack Rice: Stax Songwriter, Wynn Smith: Union Planters Bank, Legal Counsel, Tim Whitsett: Stax Director of Music Publishing, Logan Westbrooks: CBS Director of Special Markets, Bono: Musician, Jermaine Dupri: Producer/Musician, Elvis Costello: Musician, Chuck D: Musician, Angie Stone: New Stax Artist.


STAX/VOLT REVUE LIVE IN NORWAY DVD
(August 12, 2007)

Long lost, never-before-seen footage from one of the greatest soul performances of all time! When the stars of Stax traveled from Memphis Europe in 1967, they took the continent by storm with a series of legendary concerts. This recently unearthed Norwegian concert film includes electrifying live performances by Otis Redding, Same & Dave, Eddie Floyd, and Arthur Conley, all backed by Booker T. and the MGs and the Mar-Keys. 75 minutes of stunning footage, restored and remastered from the original tapes!

The tracks included are: 

Booker T & The MGs Red Beans And Rice / Booker T & The MGs Green Onions / Mar-Keys Philly Dog / Mar-Keys Grab This Thing / Mar-Keys Last Night / Arthur Conley In The Midnight Hour / Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music/Land Of 1000 Dances / Eddie Floyd Raise Your Hand / Sam & Dave You Dont Know Like I Know / Sam & Dave Soothe Me / Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby / Sam & Dave Hold On Im Coming / Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa- Fa (Sad Song) / Otis Redding My Girl / Otis Redding Shake / Otis Redding (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction / Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness.

Bonus DVD features include:  

You can pre-order it now from SoulsVille, USA: http://www.staxmuseum.com/shop/detail.asp?prod_id=334&cat_id=8


LUTHER INGRAM A's & B's Vol. 1 CD
(August 12, 2007)

New on Ace Records, UK, Volume 1 of the complete Luther Ingram Ko-Ko 45s. A second volume is due in a near future. Here is the tracks list:
You've Got To Give Love To Get Love / I Can't Stop / Missing You / Since You Don't Want Me / Oh Baby You Can Depend On Me / Looking For A New Love / Pity For The Lonely / Putting Game Down / Since You Don't Want Me / My Honey And Me / I Can't Stop / Ain't That Lovin' You (For More Reasons Than One) / Home Don't Seem Like Home / To The Other Man / I'll Just Call You Honey / Be Good To Me Baby / I'll Love You Until The End / Ghetto Train / My Honey And Me.


THE STAX 50 CONCERT
(July 1, 2007)

  
Courtesy Rachele Bevilacqua 

Thanks to our friend Tim Whitsett, Jr., here is the list of the concert at the Orpheum, Memphis, which happened last June 22:

I've Never Found A Girl - Eddie Floyd, Private Number - William Bell, Your Good Thing (Is About To End) - Mable John, Hearsay and The Sweeter He Is - The Soul Children, Woman To Woman - Angie Stone, Last Night - Wayne Jackson, Mr. Big Stuff - Lalah Hathaway, If Loving You Is Wrong - N'Dambi, Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd, I Forgot To Be Your Lover - William Bell, Try A Little Tenderness - Dexter Redding, Hard To Handle - Otis Redding III, Green Onions and Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MG's, Ain't No Need In Cryin' and That Will Be Good Enough For Me - Rance Allen, I Thank You - Soulive, Respect Yourself and If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - Mavis Staples, Walk On By and Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay and I'll Take You There - Group encore.

The band was Bobby Manuel and Skip Pitts - guitar, James Robertson - drums, James Kinnard - bass, Lester Snell - organ, Marvell Thomas - piano, three horns.

The show is due to be published on DVD at fall. See the Memphis Flyer report here: 
http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A30265

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