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Author Gordon, Robert, 1961- author.
Title Respect yourself : Stax Records and the soul explosion / Robert Gordon.
Published New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Music - Books  ML3792.S78 G67 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xvi, 463 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-402) and index.
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).
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.
Subject Stax Records -- History.
Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism.
Rhythm and blues music -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History and criticism.
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History.
Alternate Title Stax Records and the soul explosion
ISBN 9781596915770 hardback
1596915773 hardback
OCLC number 795174400