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4.0 out of 5 stars The young, new exponents of the Stax/Volt soul sound '67!
The Bar-Kays were part of the next generation of Stax-Volt artists, entering a vibrant soul scene populated by the likes of Booker T. & the MG's, The Mar-Keys, Sam & Dave, William Bell, and Otis Redding. MG drummer Al Jackson, Jr. had taken the young group under his wing, gearing them up for this fantastic 1967 debut. The blistering title track is an...
Published on 15 Sep 2000

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1.0 out of 5 stars Copyright Protected
Firstly, this isn't a review for the music, I'd give that 4/5. This is a review, and warning, of the physical CD itself. I've given it one star because it's copyright protected, so when you copy it on your iPod it sounds unlistenable. You can get around this, but I feel you shouldn't have to. WB have this so I avoid buying their CD's. Now Rhino are doing it to I...
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4.0 out of 5 stars The young, new exponents of the Stax/Volt soul sound '67!, 15 Sep 2000
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This review is from: Soul Finger (Audio CD)
The Bar-Kays were part of the next generation of Stax-Volt artists, entering a vibrant soul scene populated by the likes of Booker T. & the MG's, The Mar-Keys, Sam & Dave, William Bell, and Otis Redding. MG drummer Al Jackson, Jr. had taken the young group under his wing, gearing them up for this fantastic 1967 debut. The blistering title track is an unquestionable Memphis soul classic, kicking off a strong set of 11 instrumental cuts. House-wrecking numbers like "Knucklehead," "You Can't Sit Down" and "House Shoes" are sure to get your party started. Sadly, this would be the first and last record from the original Bar-Kays lineup. While on tour with Otis Redding, a tragic airplane crash took the lives of Otis and four members of the group, just six months after the release of this album. The remaining members (trumpeter Ben Cauley and bassist James Alexander) later reformed the group, playing back-up on several Isaac Hayes records and releasing a string of albums that moved their sound towards heavier funk with vocals. The CD reissue includes Booker T.'s original liner notes, testifying the promise of their contagious grooves. This disc is a very enjoyable and often overlooked gem. Definitely recommended for fans of '60s soul.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Copyright Protected, 20 Aug 2012
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Firstly, this isn't a review for the music, I'd give that 4/5. This is a review, and warning, of the physical CD itself. I've given it one star because it's copyright protected, so when you copy it on your iPod it sounds unlistenable. You can get around this, but I feel you shouldn't have to. WB have this so I avoid buying their CD's. Now Rhino are doing it to I shall do the same with them.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unplayable, 20 Jun 2013
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The copyright protection is so bad on this CD that not only would none of my software rippers read it, not one of my CD players would play it either.

Zero stars for this one. Garbage. Avoid.
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