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on 9 February 2002
Do you like good music?
Sweet soul music?
Then this book is for you.
This book is soul fan's delight!
Rob Bowman had previously written the sleeve notes for all three Stax singles cd box sets and this book is the accumulation of these sleeve notes (each being a book in themselves) and a whole lot more!
Anecdote after anecdote, interview after interview, the book charts the meteoric rise and dramatic decline and eventual bankruptcy of one of the greatest labels of sixties.
Stories on Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MG's, Issac Hayes, Rufus and Carla Thomas are all in here and an absolute must for any soul fan.
I hasten add, however, that this book is in-depth in places and some may find it one for the anoraks among us (I'll get my pac-a-mac).
But nevertheless, if soul music is your thing, then this book is a great read.
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on 10 June 2007
The birth, life and death of the magnificent Stax Organization in one painstakingly researched volume. Heavy on facts but maybe too light on emotions. Places Stax and its ultimate fall in an economic and political context. An indispensable guide for any Stax aficionado.

The book might have benefited from a discography appendix to take the chart listings out of the main body of text.
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on 19 June 2015
Wow - this book is the best I've read about a specific record company !! Perhaps too much detail on the financial aspects & management & not quite enough on the artists & the records - But still more than I would have accepted.

I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN !!!!!!!
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on 22 February 2013
Anyone who grew up listening to the soul sounds of Stax, Volt, Satelite, etc. should read this fabulous historical masterpiece!
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on 9 December 2016
looks a a good read, bought for a Christmas present , good price very quick delivery
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on 4 May 2016
Great book
Hard to find
Thank you
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