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UK hip hop label Low Life eschews the ersatz glitz of bling for a compilation of kitchen sink narratives. Jehst's lyrical ingenuity shines on "New Bohemia" while Task Force's spoof-Neptunes "Rockstarz" is a razor-sharp exercise in British sarcasm.


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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,”...