I was lucky enough to catch the documentary Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story on PBS the other night. It was kismet. I’ve always been a fan of Stax Records and their story is a bitter but sweet one. Although they were a small label, they still managed to sign and record many of the greatest Soul artists of all time: Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, Issac Hayes, Sam & Dave, William Bell, Carla Thomas, Booker T. & The M.G.’s and the list goes on. I must go to the Stax Museum in Memphis, TN someday.
The B-side of Things Get Better/Good Love, Bad Love by Eddie Floyd is one of my most cherish Stax 45s.