Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Respect yourself, don't miss this

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the great accident that was Memphis' Soul imprint Stax Records. To help mark the occasion, airing tonight as part of PBS' Great Performances series is the documentary Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, which follows the story of the small label that helped launch the careers of great soul artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes and many more.

The documentary features classic performances from the late Otis Redding, along with clips of The Staple Sisters, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave, The Temptations and many more.

Playlist: Respect Yourself - The Stax Records Story

Here's a great preview:


drake leLane said...

Respect Yourself - The Stax Records Story

1. Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
2. 'Cause I Love You - Carla & Rufus - Rufus Thomas
3. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
4. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
5. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGs
6. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding
7. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
8. Respect - Otis Redding
9. I Take What I Want - Sam and Dave
10. My Girl - The Temptations
11. My Girl - Otis Redding
12. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
13. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding
14. Who's Makin' Love? - Johnnie Taylor
15. Walk On By - Isaac Hayes
16. Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MGs
17. Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim
18. Wade In The Water - The Staple Singers
19. Are You Sure - The Staple Singers
20. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
21. Theme From "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
22. Son Of Shaft - The Bar-Kays
23. Do the Funky Chicken - Rufus Thomas
24. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
25. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
26. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Scott said...

Great sounding music on tonight's episode of Rescue Me. Where you at Drake? :-)

drake leLane said...

Yeah, good stuff on Rescue Me tonight... I'll post on it hopefully tomorrow, but as a primer, the opening song was "The Lure Would Prove To Much" from The Twilight Singers.

Closing song was "Some Unholy War" by Amy Winehouse.

drake leLane said...

It's up now