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SOUL EXPLOSION LP
STAX STS-2-2007

 

 
 


Who's Making Love (Johnnie Taylor)/I Like Everything About You (Jimmy Hughes)/Hang ‘Em High ( Booker T. & The MG's) /Where Do I Go (Carla Thomas)/I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) (Eddie Floyd)/Smell Of Incense (Southwest F.O.B.) /Cold Feet (Albert King)//Soul Limbo (Booker T. & The MG's)/So Nice (The Mad Lads)/Bring It On Home To Me (Eddie Floyd)/Private Number (William Bell & Judy Clay)/Long Walk To D.C. (The Staple Singers)/I've Got A Sure Thing (Ollie & The Nightingales/Copy Kat (The Bar-Kays).

Soul Clap '69 (Booker T. & The MG's)/Hear My Call (The Staple Singers)/Save Your Love For Me (Johnnie Taylor)/Peeped Around Yonders Bend (Jimmy Hughes)/Book Of Love (Carla Thomas)/These Old Memories (The Mad Lads)/Mercy Mercy Mercy (Southwest F.O.B.)//Hot Hips (The Bar-Kays)/Heartaches Mountain (Ollie & The Nightingales)/Twenty Years From Today (Johnnie Taylor)/It's Wrong To Be Loving You (Eddie Floyd)/It's Me (Judy Clay)/Booker's Theme (Booker T. & The MG's/Left Hand Woman (Get Right With Me) (Albert King). 

This particular double LP was issued in early 1969 as a kind of Stax and subsidiaries (Volt and Hip) "best of" but also includes on the second LP several tracks unavailable on other Stax records. Some of them have been reissued on CD by Ace and Fantasy Records. These exclusive tracks were: 

Hear My Call - The Staple Singers featuring Mavis Staples (unavailable on CD).
Save Your Love For Me - Johnnie Taylor (unavailable on CD, except a different take (take 2) on the Fantasy "Lifetime" 3 CDs box set).
Peeped Around Yonder's Bend (issued on CD as a bonus track on the Joe Hicks/Jimmy Hugues Fantasy compilation "Something Special".
Book Of Love - Carla Thomas (unavailable on CD).
Hot Hips - The Bar-Kays (unavailable on CD).
Heartache Mountain - Ollie & The Nightingales (unavailable on CD).
It's Wrong To Be Loving You - Eddie Floyd (unavailable on CD).
It's Me - Judy Clay (issued on the Fantasy Judy Clay/Veda Brown CD 'Private Numbers). A fantastic track.
Booker's Theme - Booker T. & The MG's (issued on the Ace "Best Of Booker T. & The MG's" CD and on the Fantasy "Time Is Tight" 3 CDs box set). This version is the original one, the version on the Booker T. & The MG's "Union Extended" LP, being overdubbed with strings and various other instruments.
Left Hand Woman Get Right With Me - Albert King (issued on the Fantasy CD "The Best Of Albert King".

The UK edition only had a single LP with these tracks:

Side one 1)Johnnie Taylor/who's making love 2)Carla Thomas/where do i go 3)Eddie Floyd/bring it on home to me 4)The Staple Singers/the weight 5)Booker t and the MG's/soul limbo 6)Albert King/left hand woman(get right with me) 7)Rufus Thomas/funky mississippi 8)William Bell and Judy Clay/private number 

Side two 1)Johnnie Taylor/i'm trying 2)Eddie Floyd/i've got to have your love 3)Jimmy Hughes/i like everything about you 4)The Staple Singers/long walk to d.c. 5)Ollie and the Nightingales/i've got a sure thing 6)Booker t and the MG's/hang em high 7)Johnny Daye/stay baby stay 7)William Bell and Judy Clay/my baby specializes.

REISSUED ON CD IN JAPAN

 

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