Just over a year after the first volume comes More From The Other Side Of The Trax – Stax-Volt 45rpm Rarities 1960-1968 from the Kent label.
The album, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Hit The Road Stax tour of the UK and Europe, is a second collection of previously un-reissued Stax recordings from the company’s ‘blue’ era (1960-68).
Basically, the first volume was hugely popular and quality material was still available in the Stax archives. So a second volume was something of a no-brainer.
Many of the biggest names ever to appear on Stax are featured, alongside some more obscure names, all represented by tracks that, according to Kent, ‘could just as easily have been A-sides’ during the label’s heyday rather than b-sides.
If you love 1960s Stax, this is likely to be essential, especially as none of these tracks has ever been available on anything other than the original 45s.
It lands on 31st March 2017 but is available to pre-order now. You can get a copy for £13.97.