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Memphis Boys:story American Studios CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 228241875
UPC: 029667048828
UPC 14: 00029667048828
Release Date: 3/13/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis ~ Various Artists
2. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield ~ Various Artists
3. Shake a Tail Feather - James Purify/Bobby Purify ~ Various Artists
4. Letter, The - The Box Tops ~ Various Artists
5. Born a Woman - Sandy Posey ~ Various Artists
6. You've Got My Mind Messed Up - James Carr ~ Various Artists
7. Keep On Dancing - The Gentrys ~ Various Artists
8. Nine Pound Steel - Joe Simon ~ Various Artists
9. Angel of the Morning - Merrillee Rush ~ Various Artists
10. I'm In Love - Wilson Pickett ~ Various Artists
11. Suspicious Minds - Mark James ~ Various Artists
12. I've Been Down That Road Before - B.J. Thomas ~ Various Artists
13. Funky Street - Arthur Conley ~ Various Artists
14. For Your Precious Love - Oscar Toney, Jr. ~ Various Artists
15. Shame On Me - Solomon Burke ~ Various Artists
16. Dark End of the Street, The - The Glories ~ Various Artists
17. Skinny Legs and All - Joe Tex ~ Various Artists
18. Power of a Woman, The - Spencer Wiggins ~ Various Artists
19. More Than I Can Stand - Bobby Womack ~ Various Artists
20. Let's Do It Over - L.C. Cooke ~ Various Artists
21. Suzy Do It Better Than You - Clay Hammond ~ Various Artists
22. I Don't Know What You Got (But It's Got Me) - Percy Milem ~ Various Artists
23. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Danny O'Keefe ~ Various Artists
24. I'm Movin' On - Elvis Presley ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: John Broven; Roben Jones; Tony Rounce.
Muze PNote Though it doesn't quite have the reputation or mystique of the studios for Sun Records and Stax Records, American Studios was also a major generator of rock and soul hits in Memphis. Produced as a soundtrack/companion to Roben James' book of the same name, Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios has a couple dozen hits and other noteworthy tracks recorded at the facility between 1966 and 1970. Indeed, it's more oriented toward familiar hit records than the usual Ace compilation. When a studio cut distinctive, richly arranged soul and rock hits of such quality, however, that's nothing to complain about. And there are plenty of classic smashes here: the Box Tops' "The Letter," Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," Merrilee Rush's "Angel of the Morning," the Gentrys' "Keep on Dancing," Sandy Posey's "Born a Woman,' Wilson Pickett's "I'm in Love," Joe Tex's "Skinny Legs and All," James & Bobby Purify's 'Shake a Tail Feather," and Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues," to name some. For those looking for something a little or a lot less famous, there are Southern soul sides by the likes of Bobby Womack, Spencer Wiggins, Clay Hammond, Percy Milem, and L.C. Cooke (brother of Sam Cooke). Elvis Presley is represented by a cover of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On," and while Mark James' original version of "Suspicious Minds" (a number one hit for Elvis in 1969) has been reissued before, its inclusion guarantees it will be heard by quite a few appreciative listeners who might have been previously unaware of its existence. Expert annotation (including a track-by-track rundown) and Ace's typically ace vintage graphics/photos complement a collection that makes you eager to read the much lengthier book that inspired it. ~ Richie Unterberger

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/27/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDCHD 1330
Music Label Name Label : Ace (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00029667048828

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