Various Artists: Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987

Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 22 May 2020
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Product code
LITA165-1
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
Light In The Attic Records
- Definitive anthology of Memphis’ Modern Soul Scene
- Compiled by Daniel Mathis and Chad Weekley
- Liner notes by Memphis curator/writer Andria Lisle and Grammy Award-winning writer Robert Gordon
- Unseen archive photos/ephemera
- Vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket with 24 page full color book
- Digital mockups are not an exact representation of colors
- Available on black and Galaxy Haze Orange/Red colored vinyl (limited to 500 copies)

Memphis has always been a studio town, where making hit records looked easy. An unknown Elvis could walk into Sun Studios and cut a side, while Willie Mitchell worked his magic around the corner at the Hi Records studio. This vast studio ecosystem meant that even when Stax Records folded in 1975, everybody still knew somebody who could get them into a real recording facility. The city’s largest player in the business was gone, but the possibilities that it introduced were not.

Stone Crush is the definitive overview of Memphis’ modern soul scene of the post-Stax years. It’s a collection of funky tracks of hope—from dentist O.T. Sykes, who traded dental work for studio time, to the ad-man who moonlighted as the visionary mastermind behind Captain Fantastic & Starfleet, few of them ever had anything to do with a hit, but across the board, each believed. Like Cato Walker, whose father’s gig as B.B. King’s driver got him an in, and The Bar-Kays’ former costume maker Libra, some had tangential connections to the city’s deep-rooted music scene that gave them a head start on their hopeful path to fame.
Tracklist
Tracklisting:
1 O.T. Sykes - Stone Crush On You  
2 L.A. - The Doctor  
3 Tom Sanders - I'll Get To That  
4 Frankie Alexander - No Seat Dancin'  
5 Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet - Keep It To Yourself  
6 Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet - Under Cover Lover  
7 Magic Morris - (I'm) Choosing You  
8 Sir Henry Ivy - He Left You Standing There  
9 Sweet Pearl - You Mean Everything To Me  
10 Morris - Can We Melt The Ice  
11 J-Phakta - Is It Love  
12 Cato - Slice of Heaven  
13 Frankie Alexander - Take Time Out For Love  
14 Greg Mason - What Does It Take To Know (A Woman Like You)  
15 Silk, Satin & Lace - Always  
16 Kick - Lollie Pop  
17 Kick - Right Thing  
18 Libra - Convict Me