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4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 3 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Soul Limbo (Audio CD)
This late album by the great Stax Records house band is a fine addition to their majestic catalogue. English listeners will note the title track from its use for many years as the theme music to BBC cricket coverage (it's odd how you expect the original version to fade away after thirty seconds). But there are other gems here: there's a remarkably soulful and jazzy version of 'Willow Weep For Me', with Jones on acoustic piano; the great 'Hang 'Em High', whose mixture of R&B and cowboy music was hugely influential on the Jamaican dub scene; a cool version of Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady', bringing Jimi back into the soul music camp; and a fascinatingly menacing version of 'Eleanor Rigby', full of ominous flattened fifths, the most successful cover I've heard of a song that you mess with at your peril.

If you're curious about the band and this is the only album you can find, you'll find that there was a lot more to them than 'Green Onions'. A compilation album might be a better place to start, but this is still good stuff.
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