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(Ace Records) 13 tracks, recorded live at the 5/4 Ballroom on Aug.7 & 8, 1965!  - Let me... more

Various: Stax Revue - Live At The 5-4 Ballroom 1965 (CD)

(Ace Records) 13 tracks, recorded live at the 5/4 Ballroom on Aug.7 & 8, 1965!
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Let me tell you a story. It was August 1965 and the, then fledgling, Stax Records was finally turning into a professional record company, with the hiring of Al Bell as a promotions man.

Up until then the promotional side of the business had been handled by their distributor, Atlantic. To develop more of a profile on the West Coast a show was arranged at the 54 (pronounced five four) Ballroom, the legendary dance hall in the Watts area of L.A. which had hosted every major blues, R&B and soul act since the fifties. The D.J. for the night and part organiser, was the Magnificent Montague, whose catch phrase at the time was 'burn, baby, burn'.

Throughout the show Montague stalked the stage exhorting, first Booker T & The Mgs, then The Mad Lads, The Astors, Carla Thomas, William Bell, The Mar-Keys, and finally Rufus Thomas to 'burn, baby, burn'. The set was hot, as you might imagine with the MGs cooking on a seriously re-fried 'Green Onions' and a wicked version of 'Bootleg', The Mad Lads and The Astors performing their hits 'Don't Have To Shop Around' and 'Candy', William Bell getting seriously sanctified on 'You Don't Miss Your Water' and Rufus doing and walking the dog along with the audience in his own inimitable fashion. All the while Montague is yelling 'burn, baby, burn'. A week later the Watts riots broke and they did.....'burn, baby, burn'.

Stax felt at the time that it was inappropriate to go ahead with the projected release of a live album from the shows. So here you have it 27 years later, the legendary Stax Revue Live At The 54 Ball-room-.-what can I say but......... 'Burn Baby, Burn!!!!!'

Article properties: Various: Stax Revue - Live At The 5-4 Ballroom 1965 (CD)

  • Interpret: Various

  • Album titlle: Stax Revue - Live At The 5-4 Ballroom 1965 (CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1991
  • Label Ace Records - Stax

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667064026

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Various - Stax Revue - Live At The 5-4 Ballroom 1965 (CD) CD 1
01 Green Onions BOOKER T & THE MGs
02 You Can't Sit Down BOOKER T & THE MGs
03 Sumertime BOOKER T & THE MGs
04 Soul Twist BOOKER T & THE MGs
05 Don't Have To Shop Around MAD LADS
06 Candy ASTORS
07 Last Night MAR-KEYS
08 Any Other Way BELL, William
09 You Don't Miss Your Water BELL, William
10 Every Ounce Of Strength THOMAS, Carla
11 Boot-Leg BOOKER T & THE MGs
12 Do The Dog THOMAS, Rufus
13 Walking The Dog THOMAS, Rufus
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Various - Stax Revue - Live At The 5-4 Ballroom 1965 (CD) CD 1
01 Green Onions
02 You Can't Sit Down
03 Sumertime
04 Soul Twist
05 Don't Have To Shop Around
06 Candy
07 Last Night
08 Any Other Way
09 You Don't Miss Your Water
10 Every Ounce Of Strength
11 Boot-Leg
12 Do The Dog
13 Walking The Dog