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The Stax 7s Box’ – limited-edition #vinyl box set release

As part of the year-long campaign celebrating the 60th anniversary of iconic soul labelStax Records (as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue’s first tour of the UK), Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of The Stax 7s Box .

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The Stax 7s Box is a special, limited-edition vinyl box set offering 14 rare tracks from the Stax vaults. Artists featured range from some of the bigger names on the label, like Carla Thomas, and Johnnie Taylor, to one-hit-wonders, like Roz Ryan and Joni Wilson. The collection unearths rare gems from Stax’s archives – many of which never became popular in the U.S., but had a much bigger following amongst the UK’s Northern Soul scene of the 60s and 70s.


Each track was hand-selected by BBC DJ Richard Searling, and presented on seven 7” recordsSearling, who was a driving force in the UK’s Northern Soul scene in the 1970s, explains his curation process in the box set’s detailed liner notes:

“I’ve selected the content based on my experience of featuring these songs in clubs, on the radio or from just being amazed by how hard to locate many of them are. Although several have been previously made available on sevens, it’s great to see them finally legally released on the authentic Stax imprint. ‘Rare Stamps’ indeed, on seven 45s and in a limited-edition box set – I hope you will enjoy the selections.”


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Track list for The Stax 7s Box:


Record One

Side A: I’m The One Who Loves You – Darrell Banks

Side B: Sweet Sherry – J.J. Barnes


Record Two

Side A: I’ll Never Stop Loving You – Carla Thomas

Side B: One More Chance – Margie Joseph


Record Three

Side A: The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy – John Gary Williams

Side B: Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards – Lou Bond


Record Four

Side A: Hey You! Don’t Fight It! – The Montclairs

Side B: The Stars – Barbara Lewis


Record Five

Side A: Friday Night – Johnnie Taylor

Side B: Happy – William Bell


Record Six

Side A: Special Kind Of Woman – Paul Thompson

Side B: You’re My Only Temptation – Roz Ryan


Record Seven

Side A: Can You Win – Charlene &The Soul Serenaders

Side B: (Let Hurt Put You in the) Loser’s Seat – Joni Wilson


About Stax 60:

The 60th anniversary of the legendary soul label Stax Records commemorates its extraordinary legacy as an international hit-making machine and its indispensable chapter in American musical history, as an integrated company in the heart of the Civil Rights movement. The Stax 60 celebration will highlight the hits, deep cuts and rare tracks from the Memphis label’s heyday of the ’60s and ‘70s, including the many legendary artists who jointly created the world-renowned “Stax sound,” – Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Sam & Dave, The Dramatics and many more. The Stax 60 campaign will honor the music from Soulsville USA through curated collections, deluxe box sets, hi-resolution audio, streaming playlists and unique vinyl initiatives.


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