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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 ...

Big Star: The Best of Big Star

Read "The Best of Big Star" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Best of Big Star might be the ideal introduction to the greatest 'never was but shoulda been' band of all time. Not nearly so extensive or lavishly packaged as Keep An Eye on the Sky (Rhino, 2009) or Third Complete (Omnivore, 2016), the quick succession of sixteen tracks, a half-dozen of which are rare single ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Big Star Soundtrack to Film Documentary Released on Omnivore Recordings

The story of Big Star will finally hit the big screen in the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Magnolia Pictures). After years in the making, the movie comes to theaters, On Demand and iTunes on July 3. On June 25, Omnivore Recordings released the soundtrack to the film featuring 22 tracks, all of which ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

Falling Off the Sky is the first new dB's album in a quarter-century. It's also the first in three decades to feature the band's original lineup of singer/songwriter/guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, bassist Gene Holder and drummer Will Rigby—the same lineup that recorded the beloved early-'80s classics Stands for deciBels and Repercussion. Street date is ...

NEWS: EVENT

Auction to Benefit Alex Chilton Family

Bid on Autographed St. Blues Guitar From the Big Star Concert & Tribute to the Late Alex Chilton On a beautiful night this past Spring in Memphis, many friends, family, and fans gathered for the season opening of Memphis' historic Overton Park Shell, now called Levitt Shell. This special kickoff concert was the highly anticipated homecoming performance ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Alex Chilton Big Nashville Star Dies

Alex Chilton Big Nashville Star Dies

Alex Chilton, the pop hitmaker, cult icon and Memphis rock iconoclast best known as a member of 1960s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the 1970s power-pop act Big Star, died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans. The singer, songwriter and guitarist was 59. "I'm crushed. We're all just crushed," said John Fry, owner of Memphis' Ardent ...