Boy Meets Girl CD (2009)

Artist: Various

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Label Stax Records/concord Jazz
SKU 211450306
UPC 888072316669
UPC 14 00888072316669
Format CD
Release Date 8/18/2009
Author Various
Technical Info
Engineer Ron Capone
Producer Bill Belmont (Compilation); Chris Clough (Compilation)
CatalogID STX31666
Lable Name Stax (USA)
Released 08/18/2009
Original Release 1969
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072316669
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
In 1969, label executive Al Bell had decided that Stax should move on from being solely singles based and hit on the idea of pairing together the greatest male and female singers from the roster to perform numbers penned by Stax's top writers. With a selection of quality songs, uncompromising vocal duets, even a mass choir consisting of all the performers (Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, and Cleotha Staples), who join together on album opener "Soul-A-Lujah," anyone who buys this can be guaranteed a soulfully satisfying listen. "Soul-A-Lujah" is a fantastic start, with the singers democratically sharing the limelight as the "Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section" supplies a funky backing. As the album progresses, the pairing of the opposite sex works a perfect combination of danceable numbers and slick balladry. Although not a commercial hit at the time, Boy Meets Girl is a very exciting album full of fine songs and moods. ~ Jon "Mojo" Mills
Disc 1
1 Private Number - Judy Clay/William Bell
2 I Thank You - Mavis Staples/William Bell
3 Piece Of My Heart - Eddie Floyd/Mavis Staples
4 Just Keep On Loving Me - Johnnie Taylor/Carla Thomas
5 Ain't That Good - Eddie Floyd/Mavis Staples
6 My Baby Specializes - Bonnie
7 It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul) - Pervis Staples/Carla Thomas
8 All I Have To Do is Dream - William Bell/Carla Thomas
9 I Can't Stop - William Bell/Carla Thomas
10 Soul-A-Lujah - Cleotha Staples/Johnnie Taylor/Mavis Staples/Pervis Staples/William Bell/Carla Thomas
11 I Ain't Particular - Mavis Staples/William Bell
12 It's Too Late - Eddie Floyd/Cleotha Staples/Mavis Staples
13 My Life - Johnnie Taylor/Carla Thomas
14 Strung Out - Mavis Staples/William Bell
15 Never Let You Go - Eddie Floyd/Mavis Staples
16 Get Ourselves Together - Delaney/Bonnie
17 It's Our Time - Eddie Floyd/Carla Thomas
18 Private Number - Dusty Springfield/Spencer Davis

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