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SUN CITY GIRLS - FUNERAL MARIACHI

SUN CITY GIRLS - FUNERAL MARIACHITheir final album, but a great introduction to a world of esoteric, hallucinatory music...

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS - DAMN THE TORPEDOES

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS - DAMN THE TORPEDOESTheir breakthrough: platinum-coated rock’n’roll...

AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS - A MONSTROUS.... VOL 3

AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS - A MONSTROUS.... VOL 3Further far-out adventures in crate-digging exotica...

STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE THREE, NORTHERN AGGRESSION

STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE THREE, NORTHERN AGGRESSIONDizzying third long-player from Dream Syndicate mainman’s main band...

SUEDE - THE BEST OF SUEDE

SUEDE - THE BEST OF SUEDEThe rise and fall of Brettpop, over two discs of singles, b-sides and album tracks...

DUFFY - ENDLESSLY

DUFFY - ENDLESSLYWelsh songstress excels – with the help of Albert Hammond and The Roots...

Primal Scream, Olympia, London, November 26, 2010

Primal Scream have long held firm to the belief that the past is a hostile foreign country, much of...

MUSIC DVD: GRUFF RHYS - SEPERADO!

MUSIC DVD: GRUFF RHYS - SEPERADO!Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys tracks his famous relation in Argentina...

JENNY & JONNY - I'M HAVING FUN NOW

JENNY & JONNY - I'M HAVING FUN NOWThe divine Ms Lewis and her beau play pop...

SANDY DENNY - SANDY DENNY

SANDY DENNY - SANDY DENNYMammoth 19CD box shows sheer width and depth of singer’s talent...

GIANT SAND - BLURRY BLUE MOUNTAIN

GIANT SAND - BLURRY BLUE MOUNTAIN25 years on, Howe Gelb’s band are still a vital force...

BRIAN ENO - SMALL CRAFT ON A MILK SEA

BRIAN ENO - SMALL CRAFT ON A MILK SEABack to what he does best – and on the perfect label...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE PROMISE, THE DARKNESS...STORY

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE PROMISE, THE DARKNESS...STORYThe original classic remastered. A documentary. Two more live DVDs. Oh, and 21 outtakes… The Great...

THE JAM - SOUND EFFECTS DELUXE REISSUE

THE JAM - SOUND EFFECTS DELUXE REISSUENow with tape hiss! Remastering reveals Weller’s ’60s obsession in detail...

BOB DYLAN - THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS

BOB DYLAN - THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGSThe first eight albums, in one channel and one box. You know the songs, of course. But hear him in...

SUFJAN STEVENS - THE GENIUS OF ADZ

SUFJAN STEVENS - THE GENIUS OF ADZGenius or show-off? This over-indulgent eighth shows evidence of both...

ELTON JOHN AND LEON RUSSELL - THE UNION

ELTON JOHN AND LEON RUSSELL - THE UNIONElton reconnects with his original mentor, under the watchful eye of T Bone Burnett. And Neil Young...

BRYAN FERRY - OLYMPIA

BRYAN FERRY - OLYMPIAFirst album of new material in eight years offers tantalising glimpses of the old modernist...

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS SE

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS SETheir explosive debut now arrives with 21 additional tracks, including previously unreleased demos...

BOB DYLAN - THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL 9

BOB DYLAN - THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL 9Comprising The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964: four dozen publisher’s demos from Dylan’s breakout prime...

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...