Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples & Cleotha Staples – Soul-A-Lujah

Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples - Soul-A-Lujah

Our friends over at WRTC-FM contacted us this week to let us know about a very special show that will be broadcast this weekend (Saturday 27 April to be exact) live from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music on its 10th Anniversary, entitled “Soulsville 2013”.

Listeners will be treated to an aural history of the iconic label, from its humble beginnings way back in 1957 through its sad demise in 1976. Your presenters for this very special show will be Chris Cowles & Tom Shaker who together have some 60-plus years of broadcasting experience. Cowles has been a regular host of “Greasy Tracks” – a show focusing on jazz, blues, soul & funk. Shaker meanwhile has been a long-term presenter of Soul Serenade on WICN-FM in Worcester, Mass

The show will be available on 89.3FM and online at www.wrtcfm.com from 12 noon – 6pm featuring classic Stax tracks and interviews with some of the most important figures behind the label. There will also be the opportunity to win some cds courtesy of Concord Music Group.

With the Stax theme in mind, I thought I would bring you a track which surely must have the longest artist title to be featured here on Gazfunk. It really is a who’s who of the label and features some of its greatest artists all on the one song. Some of you may well recognize this as the background music used on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC 6 Music. Dig it!

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