Weirdest out of place record on Stax!

djtopcatdjtopcat Seattle WA The 206 288 Posts
edited March 2015 in Strut Central
When most of us think of artists on Stax records we think of soul legends like Otis Redding,Rufus Thomas,Isaac Hayes,Booker T etc right?
but I was flipping through the soul section of a local record shop and stumbled on this oddball Stax release I've never seen in all my digging years.. Some little white girl wtf? Please tell me there's not actually a sick drum break on it? lol

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  • GrafwritahGrafwritah 4,184 Posts


    Probably not.

    Dead at 35.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,502 Posts
    Big Star is up there. Stax is hardly what you think of when it comes to power pop.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Gus Cannon.
    I have not heard, or even touched, this record.
    Black Memphis artist is very Stax. But old banjo blues is not.


  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    Gus Cannon.
    I have not heard, or even touched, this record.
    Black Memphis artist is very Stax. But old banjo blues is not.


    The only Stax artist born in the 1800's.

    This was the first LP issued on Stax, only 500 or so pressed, it's definitely rare.


  • djtopcatdjtopcat Seattle WA The 206 288 Posts
    Yeah you want to pick it up if it's cheap lol I'm sure the price has dropped since 2004 though. WOW!
    http://www.popsike.com/Gus-Cannon-Walk-Right-IN-LP-SEALED-MINT-ORIG-RARE-Stax/4012265393.html

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,652 Posts
    G-Writah said:


    Probably not.

    Dead at 35.

    Damn...that lady has a sad story.

    Unrelated B/W

    G-Writah...props for the super random David Bull avatar.

  • djtopcatdjtopcat Seattle WA The 206 288 Posts
    Yes it looks she went the Karen Carpenter anorexia route, actually a very good voice too. :(

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,574 Posts
    This one always gives me pause


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    I had no idea he had a record on Stax. Think I have seen that many times looking for his Havenstock break beat. Just didn't notice the label.

  • GrafwritahGrafwritah 4,184 Posts
    JectWon said:
    Damn...that lady has a sad story.

    Unrelated B/W

    G-Writah...props for the super random David Bull avatar.

    Yes that was a depressing read.

    Thank you, learned of that gentleman here on the strut. Amazing to have such a passion for something, especially when it is seemingly obscure.

  • That Lena LP is utter garbage. Found it for 25 cents, didn't have my portable with and was like "Fuck It!, It's on Stax. It must have some dope moments on it!" Now It's just taking up space in my crib.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,292 Posts
    acclimation said:
    That Lena LP is utter garbage. Found it for 25 cents, didn't have my portable with and was like "Fuck It!, It's on Stax. It must have some dope moments on it!" Now It's just taking up space in my crib.

    You sound mad heated about this. Why don't you just throw it out?

    b/w

    A record takes up half a cm of space. That Lena record is prolly reading this, like, "can I live?"

  • who gets mad about venturing .25 cents on a record and it not panning out?

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    One record closer to completing the Stax discography.

  • djtopcatdjtopcat Seattle WA The 206 288 Posts
    Glenn Yarbrough the pride of Milwaukee! ex Limeliters, and a legend us old crate diggers for his rendition of put your hand in the hand that has that garbage can snare. There's a drum break on one of his earlier records too, and don't sleep on this bad boy! ;)
    http://www.discogs.com/Glenn-Yarbrough-The-Hobbit/release/5661966



    mrmatthew said:
    This one always gives me pause


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    River City Street Band

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,292 Posts



    are there any other nice tunes by the limeliters??

    they seem pretty out there - some good-natured ribbing of glenn yarbrough in the inter-song banter here:






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