RELEASE
1988
LABEL
Stax
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul, Soul-Blues, Blues Gospel, Modern Electric Blues, Urban Blues, Rock & Roll, Electric Blues, Gospel, Country Soul, Black Gospel, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

While this is not nearly as essential as some other Stax wax, it has a loose, raffish appeal and never falls into the murk of a boring super-session chopsfest. These guys were simply havin' fun with some standard soul/R&B covers (e.g. "What'd I Say," "Baby What You Want Me To Do") and some wide-open originals, kickin' back with some serious riffin'. Cropper proffers his usual intense, simplistic soloing, while King swoops and dives in a stringbending fury. The added plus is the silky smooth near-falsetto of Pop Staples, whose vocal on "Tupelo" is suitably eerie...
John Dougan, Option 20_88, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. What'd I Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/whatd-i-say/id209944137?i=209944144&uo=5
  2. Tupelohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tupelo/id209944137?i=209944150&uo=5
  3. Opus de Soulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/opus-de-soul/id209944137?i=209944156&uo=5
  4. Baby, What You Want Me to Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/baby-what-you-want-me-to-do/id209944137?i=209944163&uo=5
  5. Big Birdhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-bird/id209944137?i=209944169&uo=5
  6. Homer's Themehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/homers-theme/id209944137?i=209944176&uo=5
  7. Trashy Doghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trashy-dog/id209944137?i=209944183&uo=5
  8. Don't Turn Your Heater Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dont-turn-your-heater-down/id209944137?i=209944191&uo=5
  9. Waterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/water/id209944137?i=209944197&uo=5
  10. Knock on Woodhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/knock-on-wood/id209944137?i=209944203&uo=5
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