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Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

Robert Gordon
Format
Book
Published
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Stax Records and the soul explosion
ISBN
9781596915770, 1596915773
Summary
Traces the rise and fall of the original Stax Records, touching upon the racial politics in Memphis in the 1960s, the personal histories of the sibling founders, and the prominent musicians they featured.
Contents
  • Cutting heads and hair (1957-1959)
  • A new planet (1960)
  • A Capitol idea (1960)
  • The satellite's orbit (1960-1962)
  • A banker and a gambler (1961-1962)
  • "Green onions" (1962)
  • Walk right in (1962-1963)
  • The golden glow (1963-1965)
  • Soul men (1963-1966)
  • A rocket in wing tips (1965-1966)
  • Kings and queens of soul (1965-1966)
  • Unusual success (1966)
  • Fatback cacciatore (1967)
  • White carnations (1967-1968)
  • "Born under a bad sign" (1968)
  • "Soul limbo" (1968)
  • Step off the curb (1968)
  • The inspirer (1968-1969)
  • The soul explosion (1968-1969)
  • A pot of neckbones (1969-1970)
  • Shaft (1971-1972)
  • Balancing sheets and balancing acts (1971-1972)
  • Wattstax (1972)
  • The spirit of Memphis (1972-1974)
  • A vexation of the spirit (1973-1974)
  • A soul and a hard place (1975)
  • I'll take you there (Epilogue).
Description
xvi, 463 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-402) and index.
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