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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Audio CD Verified Purchase. People from all parts of the globe ascended on Memphis in late April for the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music housed in a rebuilt Stax Records at one of the most famous addresses in the world E. For forty years, the timeless and superb recordings that came from this address have had people dancing all over the world.
In Europe, for instance, Stax, with their down home groove heavy approach to Soul has arguably had even more of an impact than that of their chief competitor in the '60s, Motown. And now, here these fans were; not only getting to see and hear their heroes, but actually tour the rebuilt studio where Booker T. The folks in charge could not have started things off any better as the great Eddie Floyd kicks the evening off with his smash "Knock On Wood".
Sounding just like a teenager, the sixty-six year old looks great, and it is evident from his constant touring with The Blues Brothers, that he is very much on top of his game. And who's that playing those great licks behind Mr. None other than co-writer and MGs' guitarist Steve Cropper. Floyd is followed by Jean Knight and her mega selling hit "Mr.
The biggest and probably most pleasant surprise of the night came from former Stax artist Rance Allen. Some knew the name, but few had any idea what they were in store for. He received a delayed standing ovation from the stunned crowd, who looked to be still trying to come to terms with what they just witnessed. There is just no way the CD or DVD could recapture the power of Allen's performance, and the effect he had on the audience not to mention the artists back stage.
This must be what James Brown meant when he talked about breaking out in a cold sweat. There were other Soul stars there who didn't record for Stax, but came to pay homage to the great label, including Percy Sledge.
The house band for the event was no Booker T. Robertson is the only musician not credited in the CD notes, but he is, without question, the reason everything sounds as great as it does. There aren't enough superlatives to describe Pitt's playing. He should be a household name. Mavis Staples is joined by her fantastic drummer Tim Austin and her sister Yvonne on backing vocals. Fans were also treated to the real deal, the three remaining members of Stax's house band.
Jones goes to extra lengths to point out the genius of their late drummer. They now employ the services of Steve Potts, who happens to be Al Jackson's cousin and a hell of a drummer in his own right. Somehow, as great as Potts is, it doesn't have the same fire, the same swing, as "Green Onions" live in the '60s with Jackson. But after Cropper's solo, Booker starts playing some really inspired things, the tempo changes, and it becomes as fresh as the first time you heard it. As awesome as Cropper and company finish this off, it just doesn't compare to what they did next.
Their second biggest hit, "Time Is Tight" was a ten minute plus tour de force that reached absolute epic proportions. I saw them live a month before this concert, and this must have been the first time they ended the instrumental staple this way. They have perfected it, and they left the audience enthralled. This is what they came for. I am not exaggerating when I say this is nothing short of a crime. Instead we get to see Public Enemy's Chuck D. And here are Booker T. And also, there's no appearance from The Memphis Horns, though trumpeter Wayne Jackson and saxophonist Andrew Love did run through a couple of numbers they did with the MGs in the early sixties when they were known as The Mar-Keys.
Alas, they did not make the final cut either. At least this means that there will be consistency in Stax Records and their primary artists not getting the attention they deserve. The one sight that will forever remain in my mind is that of drummer James Robertson and his permanent smile. This is just plain ole feel good music. There is nothing like it. They should build a museum! If you missed this musical performance of a lifetime in August on PBS, like me, there is no need to fret because you can get all the music on this CD. In this performance some of the greatest and most talented names in Soul gather together to put on an unstoppable show to celebrate the opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul in Memphis.
The amazing thing is the whole show is also available on DVD.
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This is a an awesome treat for any music fan and a proceed of the sales goes to benefit the Stax Museum and their music out reach program, which I thought was pretty incredible. I give it two thumbs way up!!!! See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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They sung along with it and even danced. They wanted to know where I got this great performance of music. Looks like it will be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! This DVD is a must buy!!!! This could and should have been easily a 5 star review. The music is just plain wonderful, and the performers, for the most part there are a couple of minor exceptions sound nearly as good as they did 30 years ago.
A lot of vibrancy, and the band s were uniformly tight and enthusiastic. A wonderful musical experience. That is, the performers lip and mouth movements were never in sync with what you were hearing - always a delay or lag.
I mean, c'mon people I thought that this sort of thing went out with 's public service cafeteria school films. It's pure laziness or sloppiness for something that should have been easily fixed prior to letting the DVD go out.
A Soul Comes Home | Linda Ouellet
I'm sorry, but I have to take points off for this, as it detracts from the viewing experience. That said, again, the music is wonderful. After having evacuated New Orleans for Katrina, I am now living in Memphis, and happy to be in what I view as the 2nd most important American city for music. This DVD gives a good argument for that.
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The museum is worth seeing, and contains 2 items that thrilled me: These are like holy relics to me, and there are many more. Memphis also has several other music related museums, etc. If you don't mind the performer's mouths not matching the sound, you'll love this Dvd!
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One person found this helpful. For all who enjoy soul music, this DVD is a true find. Solomon's rousing performancse should remind all that this soul legend is still performing and puts on one of the greatest live shows of all time. Saw him once in '07 and ' Not to be missed. Al Green shows why his live performances are fan favorites. The late Isaac Hayes leading the band in the "Theme from Shaft" makes it clear that he was a great talent.
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