Stax of good music…

…on the B.B.C. tonight.

“Stax Records Night” on digital channel B.B.C. Four is a tribute to the great record label Friday night starting at 9pm.

It’s only two programmes – the documentary “Respect Yourself – The Stax Story” and the live show “Stax Volt Tour of Norway 1967” – but they do look worth tuning into or recording.

One thing I noticed on the listings page for the documentary is they mention Albert King as I had wondered if they’d forget the great bluesman who released some great music on the label backed by the house band of all house bands Booker T & The MGs. Everyone should own “Born Under A Bad Sign” and all the Filmore discs.

Albert King – Blues Power

The gig from the classic 1967 revue tour of Europe is definitely a keeper, what a lineup of soul greats including…

Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions

Sam And Dave – Hold On, I’m Comin’

Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood

And the only man who could top that bill – the late great Otis Redding

Otis Redding – Satisfaction

Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness

And my personal favourite…

Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long

The only downside is some of the names mentioned as taking part in the documentary, the interminably smug wankers Bono and Elvis “I’m a secret lemonade drinker” Costello and the irrelevance that is Justin Timberlake for fucks sake. But I’ll try and not make them spoil the great soul and blues music that will be on show.

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  1. Margaret Fisher's gravatar Margaret Fisher

    Love it! Love it! Love it! The birth of music, fantastic programme

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