It's all here. Yes, it's not the biggest collection in the world of Stax records, but it contains the very quintessence of what made Stax the record label it is. Four CDs, three that serve as a kind of greatest hits selection (and what great hits they are!), as well as one which shows just how great soul is live (listen to Sam & Dave and simply melt).
Stax Records, centered in Memphis, Tenessee, was the other big recording label in sixties and seventies soul (Beside Motown), and was the forefront of what became known as Southern Soul. A quick look at the album listings will tell you why. Isaac Hayes, Booker T and the M.G.'s, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, and of course the great Otis Redding were instrumental to soul as we know it, and they were all under Stax. As an introduction to Southern Soul (so often in the shade of its more prolific northern cousin), these four CDs are near-perfect.
We can only hope a selection this good of Motown hits will one day be released.