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David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Live Bootleg To Be Released

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Live Bootleg To Be ReleasedThe famous '72 Santa Monica recording finally sees light of day

Clash Legend's Paintings Go On Show This Week

Clash Legend's Paintings Go On Show This WeekPaul Simonon's Spanish paintings to be exhibited for the first time

Paul Weller Speaks About Collaboration With Oasis

Paul Weller Speaks About Collaboration With OasisNoel Gallagher and Gem Archer help out on The Modfather’s new single

Neil Young Hop Farm Update!

Neil Young Hop Farm Update!Find out who's been added to the one day event in Kent

Phosphorescent To Play Club Uncut!

Phosphorescent To Play Club Uncut!Just two days to go until our double-header live night takes place

The Lemonheads Bring Ray To Truck Festival

The Lemonheads Bring Ray To Truck FestivalEvan Dando to perform classic album in full in Oxfordshire

Queen Musical Sequel In The Works

Queen Musical Sequel In The WorksBrian May says: We Will Rock You (Again)!

Bob Dylan's Lyrics Illustrated In New Kids Book!

Bob Dylan's Lyrics Illustrated In New Kids Book!The singer's poetic lyrics teach the 'importance of doing good'

Iggy And The Stooges To Get Loaded In The Park

Iggy And The Stooges To Get Loaded In The ParkThe punk rockers' only UK appearance in 2008 is confirmed!

Carbon Silicon and Hard-Fi Team Up On Clash and BAD Classics

Carbon Silicon and Hard-Fi Team Up On Clash and BAD ClassicsBoth bands perform onstage at intimate Jack Daniels Mash gig

Portishead Album To Stream Online Before Release

Portishead Album To Stream Online Before ReleaseListen to Third for free for a week - find out how here

Coldplay Album Release Date Confirmed

Coldplay Album Release Date ConfirmedViva La Vida to be released this Summer

Jana Hunter Uncut Show This Week!

Jana Hunter Uncut Show This Week!Yes, the second of our monthly club nights is nearly upon us

Mick Jones Saddened By Pete Doherty's Incarceration

Mick Jones Saddened By Pete Doherty's IncarcerationClash legend says it's wrong that the Babyshamble has been jailed

Bruce Springsteen Jams With Tom Morello

Bruce Springsteen Jams With Tom MorelloSpringsteen and RATM guitarist perform together at two US gigs

Paul McCartney Sets Sights On World Tour

Paul McCartney Sets Sights On World TourThe former Beatle to play US, Canada and Australia

Kasabian Give Update on New Album

Kasabian Give Update on New AlbumNoel Gallagher to get sneak preview

Prince Headlines Coachella

Prince Headlines CoachellaRoger Waters and The Raconteurs also top the bill

NME Announce Godlike Geniuses 2008

NME Announce Godlike Geniuses 2008Jane's Addiction reunite for NME awards

Calexico To Play End Of The Road Festival

Calexico To Play End Of The Road FestivalOne of only three European dates for the band this year

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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,”...