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Various Artists: Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest

Read "Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Stax Records defined the “Memphis Sound" of soul music in the 1960s. With a roster that took in Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas and Isaac Hayes, Stax and its sister label Volt provided the main competition to Motown as a home to classic soul acts.

Three separate ...


Billy Lee Riley Rockabilly Pioneer Dies

Billy Lee Riley dies at 75; rockabilly pioneer did 'Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll'

The raucous performer and songwriter recorded for Sun Records for four years and later worked as a studio musician in L.A. His other big single was 'Red Hot.'

Billy Lee Riley, a rockabilly pioneer and songwriter who recorded for the legendary Sun ...