The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971

The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971


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The first Stax-Volt box was a monolith, standing as the definitive document of the labels and, therefore, gritty Southern soul. Its sequel, The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 is considerably more problematic. Covering only four years compared to its predecessor, which showcased nine years, Vol. 2 contains 216 tracks, including all of the A- and B-sides released during that era. Most critics consider these four years to be substantially less interesting than Stax's earlier years, and in a sense, they're right. There's no Otis Redding or Sam & Dave, and the music doesn't have the same innovative, kinetic spark of the early years. There's still a lot of great, great music here, but it's difficult to sort it out among these nine discs. About three or four discs' worth of material is truly essential, and it might have been better to boil this era down to a smaller box set, since that would have made for a necessary purchase. As it stands, it's too sprawling and comprehensive to be an essential purchase for anyone other than soul fetishists and hardcore collectors, but those listeners should find much of this fascinating.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1993
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218441124
catalogNumber: 4411
Rank: 29728


Disc 1

  1. I Was Born to Love You
  2. Precious, Precious
  3. Send Peace and Harmony Home
  4. Soul Limbo
  5. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
  6. It's Been a Long Time Coming
  7. What A Man
  8. I Like Everything About You
  9. Stay Baby Stay
  10. Private Number
  11. So Nice
  12. Long Walk To D.C.
  13. Give 'Em Love
  14. Funky Mississippi
  15. Lovin' Feeling
  16. Where Do I Go?
  17. Bed of Roses
  18. Bring It On Home To Me
  19. It's Unbelievable (How Do You Control My Soul)
  20. Who's Making Love?
  21. Mighty Cold Winter
  22. Hang 'Em High
  23. You're Leaving Me
  24. Copycat
  25. I Forgot to Be Your Lover
  26. Running Out
  27. My Baby Specializes
  28. I'll Understand

Disc 2

  1. The Ghetto
  2. Blues Power
  3. The Echo
  4. Funky Way
  5. Take Care of Your Homework
  6. I Like What You're Doing (To Me)
  7. I've Got To Have Your Love
  8. Let 'Em Down Baby
  9. Love Is Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
  10. It Ain't Long Enough
  11. Mellow Way You Treat Your Man
  12. Private Number
  13. Time Is Tight
  14. Double Or Nothing
  15. (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  16. So I Can Love You
  17. Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music)
  18. One More Chance
  19. I Wanna Be Good (To You)
  20. Finger Lickin' Good
  21. Tighten up My Thang
  22. My Whole World Is Falling Down
  23. Testify (I Wanna)
  24. Drownin' on Dry Land
  25. Do The Cissy
  26. Don't Tell Your Mama (Where You've Been)

Disc 3

  1. Mrs. Robinson
  2. Love's Sweet Sensation
  3. Just Because Your Love Is Gone
  4. Chains of Love
  5. Happy
  6. The Challenge
  7. Soul-A-Lujah
  8. Never, Never Let You Go
  9. Just Keep on Loving Me
  10. I Need You Woman
  11. I've Got a Feeling
  12. It's Time to Pay For The Fun (We've Had)
  13. I Could Never Be President
  14. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  15. Long And Lonely World
  16. Midnight Cowboy
  17. I've Fallen in Love With You
  18. Slum Baby
  19. The Best Part Of A Love Affair
  20. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  21. Walk on By
  22. Tupelo
  23. Water
  24. The Sweeter He Is, Pt. 1
  25. You're Driving Me (To The Arms Of A Stranger)

Disc 4

  1. Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)
  2. Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Other Side)
  3. When Will We Be Paid
  4. Grinder Man
  5. Born Under a Bad Sign
  6. What You Gonna Do (When Your Love Is Gone)
  7. I'm So Glad
  8. Beautiful Feelings
  9. Your Love Was Strange
  10. Love Bones
  11. Hard to Say Goodbye
  12. Got to Get Rid of You
  13. Habit Forming Love
  14. My Thing Is a Moving Thing
  15. Stealing Love
  16. When Tomorrow Comes
  17. Wrapped Up In Love Again
  18. Do The Funky Chicken
  19. California Girl
  20. Tribute To A Black Woman
  21. Sang And Dance
  22. Hold on! I'm Comin'
  23. Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Part1
  24. Help Me Put Out The Flame (In My Heart)
  25. Black Boy

Disc 5

  1. Bracing Myself For The Fall
  2. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  3. Singing About Love
  4. Goodies
  5. Just The Way You Are Today
  6. The Creeper Returns
  7. Guide Me Well
  8. Give a Damn
  9. Steal Away
  10. Your Sweet Lovin'
  11. I Forgot to Remember
  12. Can't See You When I Want To
  13. Never Be True
  14. Can't You See What You're Doing to Me
  15. Sixty Minute Man, Pt. 2
  16. The Preacher And The Bear
  17. Something
  18. Seeing Is Believing
  19. You're My Only Temptation
  20. What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me
  21. Right, Tight and Out of Sight
  22. (What's Under) The Natural Do

Disc 6

  1. My Girl
  2. I Have Learned To Do Without You
  3. Play The Music Toronadoes
  4. Lonely Soldier
  5. Heart Association
  6. I Stand Accused
  7. Brand New Day
  8. Sweeter Tomorrow
  9. Cool Strut
  10. You Put The Sunshine Back In My World
  11. Montego Bay
  12. Got It Together, Pts. 1 & 2
  13. Wade In The Water
  14. You're Movin' Much Too Fast
  15. The Best Years of My Life
  16. I Am Somebody, Pt. 2
  17. I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life
  18. Soul Machine
  19. (Follow Her) Rules And Regulations
  20. (Do the) Push and Pull, Pt. 1
  21. Love Changes
  22. Put Your World In My World (Best Of Two Worlds)
  23. Love Is Plentiful

Disc 7

  1. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
  2. Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas?
  3. Too Many Lovers
  4. Black Christmas
  5. The Mistletoe And Me
  6. Ask the Lonely
  7. Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone
  8. Finish Me Off
  9. Oh, How It Rained
  10. The Look of Love
  11. Electrified Love
  12. Melting Pot
  13. That's the Way I Like It (I Like It That Way)
  14. Mr. Big Stuff
  15. You Make Me Want to Love You
  16. Stop! In The Name Of Love
  17. I Don't Wanna Lose You
  18. (Girl) I Love You
  19. The World Is Round
  20. A Penny For Your Thoughts
  21. Never Can Say Goodbye
  22. I Don't Want to Be Like My Daddy

Disc 8

  1. You've Got to Earn It
  2. Hold On To It
  3. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  4. Born Too Late
  5. Just Ain't Strong As I Used To Be (You Done Fed Me Sumpin')
  6. That Other Woman Got My Man And Gone
  7. If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)
  8. Shame On The Family Name
  9. Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  10. Hijackin' Love
  11. Sweetback's Theme
  12. The Breakdown, Pt. 1
  13. Pin The Tail On The Donkey
  14. Them Hot Pants
  15. If That Ain't a Reason (For Your Woman to Leave You)
  16. It's Good To Be Careful (But It's Better To Be Loved)
  17. Where Would You Be Today
  18. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
  19. Got To Get Away From It All
  20. Love's Creeping Up On Me
  21. Show Me How
  22. If I Give It Up, I Want It Back
  23. A Woman Named Trouble

Disc 9

  1. Losing Boy
  2. Respect Yourself
  3. I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)
  4. You Think You're Hot Stuff
  5. All For The Love Of A Woman
  6. Theme From Shaft
  7. Jamaica, This Morning
  8. Gone! The Promise Of Yesterday
  9. Girl, Come on Home
  10. (Let Hurt Put You In The) Loser's Seat
  11. My Baby Love
  12. How Do You Move a Mountain
  13. Black Nasty Boogie, Pt. 6
  14. Do the Funky Penguin, Pt. 1
  15. You've Got A Cushion To Fall On
  16. Get Up And Get Down
  17. Son of Shaft
  18. Don't Cha Mess With My Money, My Honey, Or My Woman
  19. I Can Smell That Funky Music
  20. A Sadness For Things
  21. That's What Love Will Make You Do
  22. Standing in for Jody

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Darrell Banks   Track Performer
William Bell   Track Performer
Booker T. & the MG's   Track Performer
Steve Cropper   Track Performer
Delaney & Bonnie   Track Performer
Dramatics   Track Performer
Emotions   Track Performer
Eddie Floyd   Track Performer
Jimmy Hughes   Track Performer
Margie Joseph   Track Performer
Jean Knight   Track Performer
Major Lance   Track Performer
Barbara Lewis   Track Performer
Mad Lads   Track Performer
Soul Children   Track Performer
Staple Singers   Track Performer
Johnnie Taylor   Track Performer
Temprees   Track Performer
Carla Thomas   Track Performer
Rufus Thomas   Track Performer
Sonny Stitt   Track Performer
Ernie Hines   Track Performer
Eric Mercury   Track Performer
Calvin Scott   Track Performer
David Lee Porter   Track Performer
L.V. Johnson   Track Performer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples   Track Performer
Mable John   Track Performer
Ollie & the Nightingales   Track Performer
Bar-Kays   Track Performer
J.J. Barnes   Track Performer
Chuck Brooks   Track Performer
Little Milton   Track Performer
Judy Clay   Track Performer
Isaac Hayes   Track Performer
Bernice Hayes   Track Performer
Albert King   Track Performer
Little Sonny   Track Performer
Mar-Keys   Track Performer
David Porter   Track Performer
Roz Ryan   Track Performer
Mavis Staples   Track Performer
Stingers   Track Performer
Melvin Van Peebles   Track Performer
John Ka Sandra   Track Performer
Shack   Track Performer
Pervis Staples   Track Performer
Colette Kelly   Track Performer
T.S.U. Toronados   Track Performer
Epsilons   Track Performer
Newcomers   Track Performer
Black Nasty   Track Performer
Paul Thompson   Track Performer
Johnny Daye   Track Performer
Hot Sauce   Track Performer
Charmels   Track Performer
Linda Lyndell   Track Performer
United Image   Track Performer
Shirley Walton   Track Performer
Joni Wilson   Track Performer
Staples   Track Performer
Andy Staples   Track Performer
Lee Sain   Track Performer
Jeanne & the Darlings   Track Performer
Jimmy Dotson   Track Performer
Art Jerry Miller   Track Performer
Barrell Banks   Track Performer
Reggie Milner   Track Performer
Branding Iron   Track Performer
Rudy Robinson & the Hungry Five   Track Performer
Charlene & the Soul Serenaders   Track Performer
Limitations   Track Performer
Madlib   Track Performer
Eddy "G" Giles   Track Performer
Leaders   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Booker T. & the MG's   Producer
Steve Cropper   Producer
Eddie Floyd   Composer,Producer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Van McCoy   Producer
Don Nix   Producer
Bobby Patterson   Producer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples   Producer
Homer Banks   Producer
J.J. Barnes   Producer
Barry Beckett   Producer
Bell   Producer
Bill Belmont   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Ron Capone   Producer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Darryl Carter   Producer
Charles Chalmers   Producer
Joe Cobb   Producer
Don Davis   Composer,Producer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Producer
Isaac Hayes   Producer
Carl Hampton   Producer
Tony Hester   Composer,Producer
Booker T. Jones   Composer,Producer
Bert Keyes   Producer
Albert King   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Clarence Paul   Producer
David Porter   Producer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Mack Rice   Producer
Marvell Thomas   Producer
Paul Turner   Producer
Dale Warren   Producer
Terry Woodford   Producer
Tom Nixon   Producer
Jo Bridges   Producer
Lew Herman   Composer
Al Jackson   Producer
Myrna March   Producer
Ollie McLaughlin   Producer
Henry Stone   Producer
Rob Bowman   Producer,Liner Notes
Phil Carroll   Artwork
Clyde Wilson   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Artwork
Raymond Jackson   Producer
Bettye Crutcher   Composer,Producer
Ronnie Williams   Producer
Richie Adams   Producer
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Producer
Bill Haney   Producer
Fred Briggs   Producer
Richard Wylie   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Gene Anderson   Producer
Allen Jones   Composer,Producer

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