Carla Thomas

Gee Whiz SOMETHING GOOD LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU TRAMP (with Otis Redding) B-A-B-Y When You Move You Lose (with Rufus) Carla Thomas recorded some excellent soul records in the sixties. Apart from ‘Gee Whiz’ the others listed above were massive soul hits at Manchester clubs at the time of their release. Carla is …

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Carla and Rufus Thomas

WHEN YOU MOVE YOU LOSE Carla Thomas recorded some excellent soul records in the sixties. Carla and Rufus Thomas – Carla is the daughter of Rufus and both put their output through Stax. They did some great duets together including “When You Move You Los”e which was a massive hit at Manchester’s Wheel and Blue …

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Rufus Thomas

Walking The Dog – London, 1963 The Dog Can Your Monkey Do The Dog – 1964 Somebody Stole My Dog ALL NIGHT WORKER Did You Ever Love A Woman  Jump Back – Atlantic 1964 Willy Nilly – Atlantic 1966 Greasy Spoon – Stax 1967 Down Ta My House  The Memphis Train – Stax When You Move You Lose …

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The Diplomats of Solid Soul

Plenty Nasty The Diplomats of Solid Soul were an excellent band – did a very nice cover version of┬áB-A-B-Y (orig by Carla Thomas).   Hurt Me So – Afro Mix Part of the group are the sing along girls – The Diplometts:   Wikipedia: The Diplomats of Solid Soul Facebook

Albert King

CROSS CUT SAW BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN COLD FEET I LOVE LUCY LAUNDROMAT BLUES These tracks by Albert King and and many others were always to be heard at the Blue Note Club, Manchester. Albert’s style was a firm favourite there. Although Albert King’s music was sometimes played at the Twisted Wheel, this location …

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Chips Moman

Chips Moman was the producer of many soul artists e.g. Bobby Womack. He became one of the main producers at Stax writing several hits including Gee Whiz for Carla Thomas. He left in 1964 after a dispute which ended with Chips  successfully suing Stax. He used the money to set up his own studios, American …

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Booker T in the UK

From NEWCASTLE IC Website: 60s stars shine again Apr 8 2005 By Alan Nichol, The Evening Chronicle Booker T in the UK – In a couple of weeks from now that grand old dame of popular music Newcastle City Hall gets ready to receive two pivotal acts from her prime. They are acts which defined …

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Wendy Rene

Bar-B-Q – 1964 Give You What I Got – Stax 1965 After The Laughter Comes Tears Wendy Rene (real name Mary Frierson) originally sang with The Drapels. She also backed Rufus and Carla Thomas on several of their numbers. On Bar-B-Q she sounded uncannily like Michael Jackson. 45’s played at THE BLUE NOTE by Roger …

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Palace Theatre Manchester – Stax European Tour 1967

Palace Theatre, Manchester The Spring of 1967 saw the arrival in Manchester of the STAX/ VOLT European tour. Held at the Palace Theatre Oxford Road Manchester, the line up was:- Booker T & The MG’sThe Memphis Horns (Mar-Keys)Sharon TandyArthur ConleyEddie FloydSam & DaveOtis Redding The show was begun by Booker T and The MGs, then …

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Otis Redding Discography

Otis Redding – original 45s released in the US Otis Redding with other groups: The Shooters She’s alright / Tuff enough – Trans World 6908 * 1960 and Finer Arts – 2016 The Pinetoppers Shout Bamalama / Fat girl – Confederate/Orbit 135 * 1962 (SUE UK LP) Otis Redding – Solo Gettin’ hip / Gamma …

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