Essential Listening: The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles: 1972-1975 10CD Box set

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The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles: 1972-1975 10CD Box set

This 2015 reissue comes in sleek, new packaging, presented in a rigid lift-off 5.5-inch x 5.5-inch box.

The 10-disc set features 213 tracks and a full-color booklet with a 47,000-word essay by Stax historian Rob Bowman.

The third and final chapter of the definitive collection of the great Memphis soul label Stax focuses on the early-mid 1970s; a time when the label was enjoying remarkable chart successes, yet was on the verge of its dramatic denouement. Vol. 3 contains all soul singles issued by Stax/Volt during those years and includes some of the biggest and best-loved hits of the day as well as a number of little-known gems by both major and less familiar artists.

01 Eddie Floyd - Yum Yum Yum (I Want Some) [02:51]
02 Jean Knight - Carry On [02:57]
03 Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing [03:19]
04 Frederick Knight - I've Been Lonely For So Long [03:21]
05 Annette Thomas - Nothing Is Everlasting [02:56]
06 The Soul Children - Hearsay [03:30]
07 Albert King - Angel Of Mercy [04:18]
08 The Dramatics - In The Rain [03:24]
09 Lee Sain - She's My Old Lady Too [02:42]
10 The Temprees - Explain It To Her Mama [03:00]
11 Sons Of Slum - Right On [03:27]
12 Johnnie Taylor - Doing My Own Thing (Part 1) [03:46]
13 The Emotions - My Honey And Me [03:36]
14 Isaac Hayes - Let's Stay Together (Instrumental) [03:47]
15 Hot Sauce - Bring It Home (And Give It To Me) [03:20]
16 Black Society - Look Around You [02:32]
17 The Nightingales - Don't Do It I'm With You [03:29]
18 The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There [03:14]
19 The Leaders - Which Way [02:25]
20 Veda Brown - Living A Life Without Love [03:04]
21 Harvey Scales - What's Good For You (Don't Have To Be Good To You) [02:25]
22 The Mad Lads - Let Me Repair Your Heart [04:03]
23 Eric Mercury - What's Usual Seems Natur'l [03:25]
24 Major Lance - I Wanna Make Up (Before We Break Up) [04:00]

Disc 2

01 Isaac Hayes & David Porter - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) [04:25]
02 Little Milton - Walking The Back Streets And Crying [05:05]
03 William Bell - Save Us [03:18]
04 Rufus Thomas - 6-3-8 [02:39]
05 Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again [03:50]
06 Stefan - Keep On Loving Me [02:53]
07 David Porter - I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over [04:45]
08 Little Sonny - Goin' Down Slow (Parts 1 & 2) [05:35]
09 The Emotions - I Could Never Be Happy [03:30]
10 The Soul Children - Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness [02:56]
11 Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (Part 1) [03:42]
12 Roger Hatcher - I Dedicate My Life To You [02:28]
13 March Wind - Do The Sweetback [02:58]
14 Black Nasty - Gettin' Funky 'Round Here [02:44]
15 David Porter - When The Chips Are Down [03:22]
16 Carla Thomas - Sugar [04:12]
17 Eddie Floyd - You're Good Enough (To Be My Baby) [03:16]
18 The Staple Singers - This World [03:35]
19 Jean Knight - Helping Man [02:54]
20 John KaSandra - Ain't I Good? [03:03]

Disc 3

01 The Bar-Kays - Dance, Dance, Dance (Part 1) [03:02]
02 The Temprees - Dedicated To The One I Love [03:35]
03 The Dramatics - Toast To The Fool [04:16]
04 Johnnie Taylor - Stop Doggin' Me [04:06]
05 Frederick Knight - Trouble [03:10]
06 Little Milton - I'm Gonna Cry A River [03:42]
07 Rufus Thomas - Itch And Scratch (Part 1) [03:12]
08 Ernie Hines - What Would I Do [03:37]
09 Veda Brown - I Know It's Not Right [03:26]
10 Stefan - Holy Cow [03:03]
11 Sons Of Slum - What Goes Around (Must Come Around) [03:10]
12 Isaac Hayes - Theme From The Men (Instrumental) [04:02]
13 Mavis Staples - Endlessly [03:15]
14 Inez Foxx - You Hurt Me For The Last Time [03:06]
15 John Gary Williams - My Sweet Lord [03:17]
16 Albert King - Breaking Up Somebody's Home [03:42]
17 Katie Love - How Can You Mistreat The One You Love [02:44]
18 The Emotions - From Toys To Boys [02:30]
19 Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers - The Dryer (Vocal) (Part 1) [02:18]
20 Carla Thomas - I May Not Be All You Want (But I'm All You Got) [03:51]
21 Major Lance - Ain't No Sweat [03:20]
22 Jean Knight - Do Me [02:52]
23 Little Milton - Rainy Day [03:14]

Disc 4

01 The Soul Children - It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Le See You Do It) [03:39]
02 Mel & Tim - I May Not Be What You Want [02:57]
03 Rufus Thomas - Funky Robot (Part 1) [02:43]
04 Johnnie Taylor - Don't You Fool With My Soul (Part 1) [02:55]
05 The Staple Singers - Oh La De Da [03:36]
06 Hot Sauce - What Do You See In Her? [02:44]
07 The Temprees - A Thousand Miles Away [03:20]
08 The Dramatics - Hey You! Get Off My Moutain [03:31]
09 Isaac Hayes - Rolling Down A Mountainside [04:17]
10 The Bar-Kays - You're Still My Brother [03:30]
11 Jimmy Lewis - Stop Half Loving These Women [02:56]
12 William Bell - Lovin' On Borrowed Time [03:57]
13 Eddie Floyd - Lay Your Loving On Me [03:16]
14 Inez Foxx - The Time [03:58]
15 Mel & Tim - Heaven Knows [03:53]
16 Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) [04:32]
17 Veda Brown - Short Stopping [02:23]
18 The Staple Singers - Be What You Are [05:00]
19 Stefan - I've Got To Love Somebody's Baby [02:58]
20 Albert King - Playing On Me [03:42]
21 David Porter - Long As You're The One Somebody In The World [02:38]

Disc 5

01 Frederick Knight - This Is My Song Of Love To You [03:11]
02 The MGs - Sugarcone [03:08]
03 The Soul Children - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing [03:16]
04 Eddie Floyd - Baby, Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed) [03:40]
05 Eddie Floyd - Check Me Out [03:37]
06 The Emotions - Runnin' Back (And Forth) [02:31]
07 Inez Foxx - Crossing Over The Bridge [02:52]
08 The Temprees - Love's Maze [03:34]
09 The Bar-Kays - It Ain't Easy [03:24]
10 Carla Thomas - Love Among People [04:07]
11 Little Milton - What It Is [03:22]
12 William Bell - I've Got To Go On Without You [03:47]
13 Eric Mercury - Love Is Taking Over [03:50]
14 Joe Hicks - Ruby Dean [03:19]
15 The Mad Lads - I'm So Glad I Fell In Love With You [02:09]
16 The Dramatics - Fell For You [03:14]
17 Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her [03:28]
18 Rufus Thomas - I KNow You Don't Want Me No More [03:04]
19 The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) [03:20]
20 The Sweet Inspirations - Slipped And Tripped [02:57]
21 The Emotions - Peace Be Still [02:55]
22 The Soul Children - I'll Be The Other Woman [03:35]

Disc 6

01 The Newcomers - The Martian Hop [02:55]
02 Inez Foxx - I Had A Talk With My Man [04:07]
03 The Temprees - At Last [02:56]
04 Isaac Hayes - Joy (Part 1) [04:37]
05 Hot Sauce - Good Woman Turning Bad [02:50]
06 John KaSandra - Mose (Part 3) [05:41]
07 Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby [03:34]
08 Eddie Floyd - I Wanna Do Things For You [03:25]
09 Albert King - That's What The Blues Is All About [03:53]
10 Carolyn Hurley - One Way Love Affair [04:16]
11 Little Milton - Tin Pan Alley [03:32]
12 Rufus Thomas - The Funky Bird [03:23]
13 Johnnie Taylor - We're Getting Careless With Our Love [03:59]
14 The Emotions - What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas [03:24]
15 Cix Bits - Season's Greetings [03:21]
16 Eric Mercury - Don't Lose Faith In Me Lord [03:32]
17 Veda Brown - Don't Start Loving Me (If You're Gonna Stop) [03:50]
18 The Staple Singers - Touch A Hand, Make A Friend [03:25]
19 The Dramatics - And I Panicked [03:32]
20 Joy Fleming - Change It All [03:22]

Disc 7

01 William Bell - Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got) [03:31]
02 Jacqui Verdell - He's Mine [03:41]
03 Little Sonny - My Woman Is Good To Me [02:50]
04 David Porter - I Got You And I'm Glad [03:08]
05 The Emotions - Put A Little Love Away [03:12]
06 Frederick Knight - Suzy [03:29]
07 Mel & Tim - The Same Folks [03:11]
08 The Temprees - You Make The Sunshine [03:30]
09 John Gary Williams - The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy [03:11]
10 Inez Foxx - Circuit's Overload [03:43]
11 Isaac Hayes - Wonderful [03:39]
12 Little Milton - Behind Closed Doors [03:58]
13 Eddie Floyd - Guess Who [03:20]
14 The Sweet Inspirations - Dirty Tricks [03:02]
15 Roebuck Pops Staples - Whicha Way Did It Go [03:11]
16 Black Nasty - Talking To The People [02:43]
17 Johnnie Taylor - I've Been Born Again [03:20]
18 The MG's - Neckbone [02:59]
19 Sandra Wright - Wounded Woman [02:29]
20 Hot Sauce - Stop Doggin' Me [03:49]
21 Kim Weston - Goodness Gracious [02:52]

Disc 8

01 The Staple Singers - City In The Sky [03:44]
02 Isaac Hayes - Title Theme [02:33]
03 Eddie Floyd - Soul Street [03:25]
04 Albert King - Flat Tire [04:19]
05 The Soul Children - Love Makes It Right [03:14]
06 The Temprees - Mr. Cool That Ain't Cool [02:51]
07 Rufus Thomas - Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down)(Part 1) [02:56]
08 Ron Banks & The Dramatics - Highway To Heaven [03:51]
09 William Bell - Get It While It's Hot [03:13]
10 Frederick Knight - Passing Thru [03:13]
11 The Newcomers - Keep And Eye On Your Close Friends [03:08]
12 The Staple Singers - My Main Man-There Is A God [05:10]
13 Mel & Tim - That's The Way I Want To Live My Life [03:06]
14 Mel & Tim - Forever And A Day [04:40]
15 The Emotions - Baby, I'm Through [03:43]
16 Johnnie Taylor - It's September [03:16]
17 Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman [03:54]
18 Randy Brown & Company - Did You Hear Yourself (Part 1) [03:21]
19 Annette Thomas - You Need A Friend Like Mine [02:54]
20 The Temprees - I Love, I Love [03:34]
21 Little Milton - Let Me Back In [03:00]

Disc 9

01 Albert King - Crosscut Saw [02:49]
02 The Bar-Kays - Coldblooded [03:07]
03 Sir Mack Rice - Bump Meat [02:42]
04 The Newcomers - (Too Little In Common To Be Lovers) Too Much Going To Say Goodbye [03:30]
05 The Wrecking Crew - Bump And Boogie (Part 1) [02:55]
06 The Soul Children - What's Happening Baby (Part 1) [02:43]
07 The Staple Singers - Who Made The Man [04:14]
08 Brook Benton - I Keep Thinking To Myself [03:12]
09 Eddie Floyd - I Got A Reason To Smile (Cause I Got You) [03:15]
10 Bessie Banks - Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It) [04:33]
11 Willie Singleton - Burning On Both Ends [02:50]
12 The Emotions - There Are More Questions Than Answers [03:32]
13 Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' [03:01]
14 Hot Sauce - I Can't Let You Go [03:13]
15 Frederick Knight - I Betcha Didn't Know That [03:03]
16 Sandra Wright - Lovin' You, Lovin' Me [03:34]
17 Rufus Thomas - Do The Double Bump [03:06]
18 The Temprees - Coma And Get Your Love [03:16]
19 Sir Mack Rice - Dark Skin Woman (Part 1) [03:08]
20 Shirley Brown - It Ain't No Fun [05:26]
21 Little Milton - If You Talk In Your Sleep [02:43]
22 Eddie Floyd - Talk To The Man [03:02]

Disc 10

01 Barbara & Joe - You're Astounding [03:02]
02 The Green Brothers - Dy-No-Mite (Did You Say My Love) [03:07]
03 The Dynamic - Soul Machine: Boom-A-Rang [03:32]
04 John Gary Williams - Come What May [03:29]
05 Johnnie Taylor - Try Me Tonight [03:20]
06 Freddie Waters - Groovin' On My Baby's Love [02:45]
07 The Fiestas - I Can't Shake Your Love [03:43]
08 Frederick Knight - I Wanna Play With You [02:47]
09 Albert King - I'm Doing Fine [03:29]
10 Teresa Davis - No Way (I Can Live Without You) [03:14]
11 The Staple Singers - Back Road Into Town [04:18]
12 Eddie Floyd - I'm So Glad I Met You [03:14]
13 Little Milton - Packed Up And Took My Mind [04:00]
14 Johnnie Taylor - Just Keep On Loving Me [03:00]
15 R.B. Hudmon - How Can I Be A Witness [03:06]
16 Rufus Thomas - Jump Back '75 (Part 1) [03:34]
17 The Staple Singers - I Got To Be Myself [03:37]
18 Shirley Brown - It's Worth A Whippin' [03:32]
19 The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost (Part 1) [02:46]

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