2009
Label: Stax - STXCD-30811 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Funk
Blind Alley - Various - Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop (CD)

STAX: THE SOUL OF HIP-HOP doubles as a history lesson by compiling some of the most sampled tracks from the Stax vault, including cuts from Booker T. and the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, and the Emotions. The set's primary function, of course, is to serve up the original versions of these stone-cold soul classics/5(3).

 · Album review – “Stax: The Soul of Hip-Hop” Wind and Fire in the late ‘70s, but “Blind Alley” shows they were fully formed pop soul act long before Maurice White helmed their albums. The Dramatics’ “Get Up and Get Down” foreshadows the disco movement, while Little Milton’s “Packed Up and Took My Mind” is the marriage.

Stax: The Soul of Hip-Hop, a Various Artists Compilation. Released 28 April on Stax (catalog no. ; CD). Genres: Soul. Featured peformers: Bob Fisher (mastering), Jonathan Kaslow (compilation producer, liner notes, compiler), David Gorman (artwork, photography, art direction), Larissa Collins (artwork, art direction).

Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop is a most serviceable collection of Stax above- and below-the-radar classics. It’s a simple premise, and one that has been used before elsewhere, a guide for crate.

 · “Stax: The Soul of Hip Hop” is 14 wonderfully selected, mostly obscure late-period Stax cuts released as part of Concord Record’s revitalization of the label. It’s unlikely that many Ghostface Killah fans listening to “Supreme Clientele” would have the urge to .


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  1. One of the coolest little labels in the whole history of music, Memphis' Stax Records turned out gritty, greasy soul and blues sides from the late s through the '70s, and the various configurations of the Stax house band through the years always understood that the groove was everything, so it's no surprise that these rhythms and songs have been frequently sampled by the 21st century hip-hop world.7/

  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop" on Discogs/5(23).

  3.  · Listen to Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop on Spotify. Various Artists · Album · · 12 songs. Open App. Stax: The Soul Of Hip-Hop. Various Artists. Album. 12 songs. 54 min 21 sec. 1. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth 24 Carat Black. 2. Blind Alley The Emotions. 3. Melting Pot - 45 Version Booker T. & the M.G.'s. ed on: Ma.

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