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The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 2: 1968-1971

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Disc 1 of 9
01
I Was Born To Love You - Shirley Walton
2:58  
02
Precious, Precious
Artist: Isaac Hayes
2:43  
03
Send Peace And Harmony Home - Shirley Walton
2:46  
04
Soul Limbo
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
2:23  
05
I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
Artist: Eddie Floyd
2:45  
06
It's Been A Long Time Coming - Delaney And Bonnie
2:17  
07
What A Man - Linda Lyndell
2:42  
08
I Like Everything About You - Jimmy Hughes
2:51  
09
Stay Baby Stay - Johnny Daye
2:49  
10
Private Number - Judy Clay And William Bell
2:41  
11
So Nice
Artist: The Mad Lads
2:39  
12
Long Walk To D.C.
Artist: The Staple Singers
2:31  
13
Give 'Em Love
Artist: Soul Children
2:49  
14
Funky Mississippi
Artist: Rufus Thomas
2:57  
15
Lovin' Feeling - The Charmels
2:54  
16
Where Do I Go
Artist: Carla Thomas
2:23  
17
Bed Of Roses - Judy Clay
2:43  
18
Bring It On Home To Me
Artist: Eddie Floyd
2:32  
19
It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul) - Jeanne And The Darlings
2:15  
20
Who's Making Love
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
2:49  
21
Mighty Cold Winter - Dino And Doc
2:38  
22
Hang 'Em High
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
3:52  
23
You're Leaving Me
Artist: Ollie And The Nightingales
2:50  
24
Copy Kat
Artist: The Bar-Kays
2:23  
25
I Forget To Be Your Lover
Artist: William Bell
2:21  
26
Running Out - Mable John
2:09  
27
My Baby Specializes - William Bell And Judy Clay
2:38  
28
I'll Understand
Artist: Soul Children
2:42  
Disc 2 of 9
01
The Ghetto
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:45  
02
Blues Power
Artist: Albert King
3:12  
03
The Echo - The Epsilons
2:40  
04
Funky Way
Artist: Rufus Thomas
2:57  
05
Take Care Of Your Homework
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
2:38  
06
I Like What You're Doing (To Me)
Artist: Carla Thomas
2:56  
07
I've Got To Have Your Love
Artist: Eddie Floyd
2:48  
08
Let 'Em Down Baby - Jimmy Hughes
2:40  
09
Love Is Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
Artist: The Mad Lads
2:46  
10
It Ain't Long Enough - Judy Clay
3:22  
11
Mellow Way You Treat Your Man
Artist: Ollie And The Nightingales
2:25  
12
Private Number
Artist: Sonny Stitt
2:57  
13
Time Is Tight
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
3:16  
14
Double Or Nothing
Artist: The Mar-keys
2:52  
15
(Sittin' On The) Dock Of The Bay
Artist: The Staple Singers
2:57  
16
So I Can Love You
Artist: The Emotions
2:50  
17
Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music)(Part 1)
Artist: The Bar-Kays
2:50  
18
One More Chance
Artist: Margie Joseph
2:25  
19
I Wanna Be Good (To You) - Jimmy Dotson
2:59  
20
Finger Lickin' Good - Art Jerry Miller
2:39  
21
Tighten Up My Thang
Artist: Soul Children
3:04  
22
My Whole World Is Falling Down
Artist: William Bell
3:09  
23
Testify (I Wonna)
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
4:03  
24
Drowning On Dry Land
Artist: Albert King
3:55  
25
Do The Cissy - The Stingers
2:49  
26
Don't Tell Your Mom (Where You've Been)
Artist: Eddie Floyd
3:02  
Disc 3 of 9
01
Mrs. Robinson
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
3:40  
02
Love's Sweet Sensation - William Bell And Mavis Staples
3:04  
03
Just Because Your Love Is Gone - Darrell Banks
3:36  
04
Chains Of Love - Jimmy Hughes
3:00  
05
Happy
Artist: William Bell
2:34  
06
The Challenge
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:11  
07
Soul-a-lujah - Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples
2:29  
08
Never, Never Let You Go - Eddie Floyd And Mavis Staples
2:28  
09
Just Keep On Loving Me - Johnnie Taylor And Carla Thomas
2:39  
10
I Need You Woman - William Bell And Carla Thomas
2:41  
11
I've Got A Feeling
Artist: Ollie And The Nightingales
2:51  
12
It's Time To Pay For The Fun (We've Had) - Jeanne And The Darlings
2:35  
13
I Could Never Be President
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
2:17  
14
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Artist: The Mad Lads
2:48  
15
Long And Lonely World - Colette Kelly
2:58  
16
Midnight Cowboy
Artist: The Bar-Kays
2:49  
17
I've Fallen In Love (With You)
Artist: Carla Thomas
2:44  
18
Slum Baby / Booker T. And The MG's
2:40  
19
The Best Part Of A Love Affair
Artist: The Emotions
3:30  
20
By The Time I Get To Phoenix (2)
Artist: Isaac Hayes
6:57  
21
Walk On By
Artist: Isaac Hayes
4:34  
22
Tupelo (Part 1) - Pop Staples, Albert King, Steve Cropper
2:56  
23
Water - Steve Cropper, Albert King, Pop Staples
3:08  
24
The Sweeter He Is (Part 1)
Artist: Soul Children
2:59  
25
You're Driving Me (To The Arms Of A Stranger)
Artist: Mavis Staples
3:21  
Disc 4 of 9
01
Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In) - The Newcomers
2:37  
02
Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Other Side)
Artist: Eddie Floyd
2:43  
03
When Will We Be Paid
Artist: The Staple Singers
2:34  
04
Grinder Man
Artist: John Lee Hooker
3:56  
05
Born Under A Bad Sign
Artist: William Bell
3:13  
06
What You Gonna Do
Artist: Margie Joseph
3:01  
07
I'm So Glad - Jimmy Hughes
2:54  
08
Beautiful Feelings - Darrell Banks
2:46  
09
Your Love Was Strange
Artist: The Dramatics
3:02  
10
Love Bones
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:21  
11
Hard To Say Goodbye - Belaney And Bonnie
2:30  
12
Got To Get Rid Of You - J.J. Barnes
3:26  
13
Habit Forming Love - Reggie Milner
2:13  
14
My Thing Is A Moving Thing - The T.S.U. Toronadoes
2:45  
15
Stealing Love
Artist: The Emotions
3:11  
16
When Tomorrow Comes
Artist: The Emotions
3:02  
17
Wrapped Up In Love Again
Artist: Albert King
2:23  
18
Do The Funky Chicken
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:17  
19
California Girl
Artist: Eddie Floyd
3:38  
20
Tribute To A Black Woman (Part 1) - Bernie Hayes
2:20  
21
Sang And Dance
Artist: The Bar-Kays
2:59  
22
Hold On, I'm Comin'
Artist: Soul Children
3:28  
23
Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Part 1) - Chuck Brooks
3:17  
24
Help Me Put Out The Flame (In My Heart)
Artist: Ernie Hines
3:13  
25
Black Boy - Roebuck Staples
3:22  
Disc 5 of 9
01
Bracing Myself For The Fall
Artist: Ollie And The Nightingales
2:54  
02
All I Have To Do Is Dream - William Bell And Carla Thomas
3:20  
03
Singing About Love - Jeanne And The Darlings
2:23  
04
Goodies - Chris And Shack
2:42  
05
Just The Way You Are Today
Artist: Barbara Lewis
3:33  
06
The Creeper Returns
Artist: Little Sonny
4:15  
07
Guide Me Well
Artist: Carla Thomas
3:54  
08
Give A Damn
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:09  
09
Steal Away
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:29  
10
Your Sweet Lovin'
Artist: Margie Joseph
3:40  
11
I Forgot To Remeber - James And Blumenberg
3:44  
12
Can't See You When I Want To
Artist: David Porter
4:29  
13
Never Be True
Artist: Carla Thomas
4:20  
14
Can't You See What You're Doing To Me
Artist: Albert King
3:40  
15
Sixty Minute Man (Part 2)
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:31  
16
The Preacher And The Bear
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:52  
17
Something
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
3:34  
18
Seeing Is Believin'
Artist: The Mad Lads
4:12  
19
You're My Only Temptation - Roz Ryan
2:38  
20
What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me - Paul Thompson
2:58  
21
Right, Tight And Out Of Sight - Branding Iron
3:02  
22
(What's Under) The Natural Do - John KaSandra
3:00  
Disc 6 of 9
01
My Girl
Artist: Eddie Floyd
3:22  
02
I Have Learned To Do Without You
Artist: Mavis Staples
4:07  
03
Play The Music Toronadoes - The T.S.U. Toronadoes
2:33  
04
Lonely Soldier
Artist: William Bell
3:56  
05
Heart Association
Artist: The Emotions
3:04  
06
I Stand Accused
Artist: Isaac Hayes
4:06  
07
Brand New Day
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:45  
08
Sweeter Tomorrow
Artist: Margie Joseph
3:13  
09
Cool Strut - Bernie Hayes
2:54  
10
You Put The Sunshine In My World - The Newcomers
3:02  
11
Montego Bay - The Bar-Keys
2:34  
12
Got It Together (Parts 1 & 2) - Rudy Robinson And The Hungry Five
5:29  
13
Wade In The Water
Artist: Little Sonny
3:17  
14
You're Movin' Much Too Fast - The Nightingales
2:52  
15
Best Years Of My Life
Artist: Eddie Floyd
3:06  
16
I Am Somebody (Part 2)
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:25  
17
I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life
Artist: Carla Thomas
2:50  
18
Soul Machine - Reggie Milner
2:26  
19
(Follow Her) Rules And Regulations
Artist: The Temprees
2:52  
20
(Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1)
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:19  
21
Love Changes - Charlene And The Soul Serenaders
3:53  
22
Put Your Would In My World (Best Of Two Worlds)
Artist: Soul Children
2:56  
23
Love Is Plentiful
Artist: The Staple Singers
2:30  
Disc 7 of 9
01
Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:07  
02
Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
Artist: The Staple Singers
2:32  
03
Too Many Lovers - Shack
2:44  
04
Black Christmas
Artist: The Emotions
2:46  
05
The Mistletoe And Me
Artist: Isaac Hayes
3:58  
06
Ask The Lonely
Artist: Barbara Lewis
3:12  
07
Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:02  
08
Finish Me Off
Artist: Soul Children
3:39  
09
Oh, How It Rained
Artist: Eddie Floyd
3:10  
10
The Look Of Love
Artist: Isaac Hayes
3:19  
11
Electrfied Love
Artist: Ernie Hines
3:07  
12
Melting Pot
Artist: Booker T. And The M.G.'s
3:53  
13
That's The Way I Like It (I Like It That Way)
Artist: Barbara Lewis
3:05  
14
Mr. Big Stuff
Artist: Jean Knight
2:34  
15
You Make Me Want To Love You
Artist: The Emotions
3:16  
16
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Artist: Margie Joseph
4:54  
17
I Don't Wanna Lose You
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
4:00  
18
(Girl) I Love You
Artist: The Temprees
3:14  
19
The World Is Round
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:18  
20
A Penny For Your Thoughts
Artist: William Bell
3:07  
21
Never Can Say Goodbye
Artist: Isaac Hayes
3:38  
22
I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy - The Nightingales
3:20  
Disc 8 of 9
01
You've Got To Earn It
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:30  
02
Hold On To It - The Limitations
2:34  
03
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Artist: The Dramatics
3:35  
04
Born Too Late - Branding Iron
2:32  
05
Just Ain't Strong As I Used To Be - Jimmy Hughes
3:04  
06
That Other Woman Got My Man And Gone
Artist: Margie Joseph
3:29  
07
If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)
Artist: The Emotions
3:03  
08
Shame On The Family Name - Calvin Scott
2:48  
09
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Artist: Eddie Floyd
2:43  
10
Hijackin' Love
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:20  
11
Sweetback's Theme - Melvin Van Peebles
3:24  
12
Breakdown, The (Part 1)
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:15  
13
Pin The Tail On The Donkey - The Newcomers
2:58  
14
Them Hot Pants - Lee Sain
3:06  
15
If That Ain't A Reason
Artist: Little Milton
3:24  
16
It's Good To Be Careful (But It's Better to Be Loved) - Shack
2:51  
17
Where Would You Be Today - Ilana
3:16  
18
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Artist: Albert King
3:46  
19
Got to Get Away From It All
Artist: Soul Children
3:24  
20
Love's Creeping Up On Me - United Image
2:26  
21
Show Me How
Artist: The Emotions
3:06  
22
If I Give It Up, I Want It Back
Artist: David Porter
2:26  
23
A Woman Named Trouble
Artist: Little Sonny
4:22  
Disc 9 of 9
01
Losing Boy - Eddie Giles
3:05  
02
Respect Yourself
Artist: The Staple Singers
3:32  
03
I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man) - Hot Sauce
2:45  
04
You Think You're Hot Stuff
Artist: Jean Knight
2:28  
05
All For The Love Of A Woman
Artist: William Bell
3:12  
06
Theme From 'Shaft'
Artist: Isaac Hayes
3:17  
07
Jamaica, This Morning
Artist: The MG's
3:07  
08
Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday
Artist: The Mad Lads
3:39  
09
Girl, Come On Home - Major Lance
2:41  
10
(Let Hurt Put You In The) Loser's Seat - Joni Wilson
3:17  
11
My Baby Love
Artist: The Temprees
2:53  
12
How Do You Move A Mountain - The Leaders
2:22  
13
Black Nasty Boogie (Part 6)
Artist: Black Nasty
2:40  
14
Do The Funky Penguin (Part 1)
Artist: Rufus Thomas
3:07  
15
You've Got A Cushion To Fall On
Artist: Carla Thomas
3:42  
16
Get Up And Get Down
Artist: The Dramatics
3:10  
17
Son Of Shaft
Artist: The Bar-Kays
3:12  
18
Don't Cha Mess With My Money, My Honey, Or My Woman - L.V. Johnson
3:38  
19
I Can Smell That Funky Music - Eric Mercury
3:01  
20
A Sadness For Things - Calvin Scott
3:18  
21
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Artist: Little Milton
3:56  
22
Standing In For Jody
Artist: Johnnie Taylor
3:47  
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Total Tracks: 216   Total Length: 673:32

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Various Artists - Fantasy / Stax, The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 2: 1968-1971
2001 | Label: Fantasy / Stax

An absolutely essential collection for any soul music fan, The Complete Stax Volt Singles Vol 2, 1968-1971 offers ample proof of Stax's continued musical excellence in the years immediately following Otis Redding's death. If you're just looking to dip your toe into this vast body of music, Disc 8 is a great place to start: Not only does it offer a number of major R&B hits from late '71 and early '72 (including the… read more »

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Love the music, service stinks

Golffo

First i loaded up with some expensive booster packs. Then downloaded. But 85 og 216 tracks failed to download. No solution from customer support. Emusic i great on many aspects, but there are far too many download issues like this. Time to change download service for good, i think?

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Sweetback's Theme (featuring EWF)

seattlejazz

Melvin Van Peebles' Sweetback's Theme features an early Earth, Wind and Fire ensemble, for those EWF fans that are always searching for any of their early work.

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The Motherload

seldom-seen

An amazing compilation. I'm discovering gems left & right. Speaking of which, how is Eddie Floyd's "Oh, How It Rained" (on disc 7) not a soul standard?

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Here Comes The Stax... at Last!

Dan49ny

I Can only say: Thanx A Lot!!! Superb, Wonderful Compilation. A Mammoth Size I've never seen before! Exaustive and Fondamentale [italian4:TheBasis4AViewofThinkin]! Incredible and Pure Satisfaction! Now I wait a month 4 downloading Part 3 'cause I quite finish my 300 downloads this month... But It Absolutely Worth All... Every Cents... After That, I Pray In a Darwinian Mood to Hope 4 Your Releasin' of the Part One...! Thanx Again 4 All. All The Best. 5 STARS, No Contest.

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Essential

PeppermintDog

Do what it takes to download all nine discs. This is essential to any R&B collection.

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One of the best collections on emusic

yazoostreetboogie

Obviously, I have not listened to all nine of these discs. These songs are Catchy: "Them Hot Pants" Lee Sain, "Sweetback's Theme" Melvin Van Peebles, "Cool Strut" Bernie Hayes, "What's Under the Natural Do" John Kasandra, "Love Bones" and "Who's Making Love" Johnnie Taylor, and "Happy" William Bell. There are two good slow songs: "Just the Way You are Today" Barbara Lewis and"Private Number" Judy Clay and William Bell.

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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. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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