Editors’ Notes Soul music would’ve sounded completely different had this Stax Records house band not existed. Their loose-limbed, gut-burning R&B defined Memphis soul. (They backed Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and many others.) This comp collects the best from their own instrumental albums released between 1962 and 1971. It’s filled with heady groove monsters (“Hip Hug Her,” “Soul Clap ’69”), soulful reinventions (The Beatles’ “Something,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”), omnipresent chart-toppers (can’t escape “Green Onions”), and all the evidence to prove that as players they were absolutely untouchable.

SONG
Green Onions (Single Version)
1
2:53
 
Chinese Checkers (Single Version)
2
2:28
 
Mo' Onions
3
2:54
 
Soul Dressing (Single Version)
4
2:58
 
Boot Leg (Single Version)
5
2:07
 
My Sweet Potato (Single Version)
6
2:46
 
Booker-Loo (Single Version)
7
2:26
 
Hip Hug Her
8
2:26
 
Groovin'
9
2:45
 
Slim Jenkins' Place
10
2:31
 
Soul Limbo (Single Version)
11
2:24
 
Heads or Tails (Single Version)
12
2:34
 
Hang 'Em High
13
3:57
 
Over Easy (Single Version)
14
4:05
 
Time Is Tight (Single Version)
15
4:59
 
Mrs. Robinson (Single Version)
16
3:42
 
Soul Clap '69 (Single Version)
17
2:42
 
Something (Single Version)
18
4:12
 
Sunday Sermon (Single Version)
19
4:07
 
Melting Pot
20
8:13
 

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