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Monday 14 December 2009

Stax Special

One of my most prized possessions is the 9 CD box set "The Complete Stax Singles 1968-71". Here are a couple of absolute corkers from 1970:

"Play The Music Toronadoes" - The T.S.U. Toronadoes

"Right, Tight And Out Of Sight" - Branding Iron

Also from 1970, here is a remarkably soulful performance from Melanie - almost as remarkable as the hairstyle that suddenly looms up at 1:55. She is backed by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, which probably helps. I nearly wrote the Stephen Hawkings Singers there, which would have been intriguing if rather less soulful.

1 comment:

  1. Some debate as to whether it's "Toronadoes" or "Toronados". They may have been named after the car:

    Unhelpfully various record labels have either spelling.