Stax: Enter Muscle Shoals

Episode 18

Episode date - August 28, 2015

How Music Changed

    By the time 1971 started to roll around, Stax had virtually lost its identity. No longer concerned with maintaining its own ‘sound’, most of the recordings issued by the label in the early ‘70s were offloaded to other recording studios that were more than happy to take up the slack.

    Muscle Shoals in particular became the location of choice for many Stax artists, so this show is more the story of the Muscle Shoals recording team than it is about Stax.

    Featured tracks include;

    1) Do the Push and Pull – Rufus Thomas

    2) Love Is Plentiful – The Staple Singers

    3) Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha Na Boom Boom) – The Staple Singers

    4) Too Many Lovers – Shack

    5) Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone – Johnnie Taylor

    6) Melting Pot – Booker T & the MG’s

    7) Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight

    8) The World Is Round – Rufus Thomas

    9) A Penny for Your Thoughts – William Bell

    10) Never Can Say Goodbye – Isaac Hayes

    Channel 145 - Stax