Record collectors, do you have these Stax albums?


class=img_thumbleft>When I last passed through Memphis, TN, in 1998, the place where the legendary


studios once stood was a grassy, empty lot. Today the

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

stands there, with the adjoining

Stax Music Academy

serving youth in the surrounding (and still impoverished) neighborhood of Soulsville, U.S.A. The three-year-old museum features many cool things, among them a hallway displaying every last Stax-related vinyl LP and single. Every one, that is, except those few still missing: If you'd like to help out, track down the following albums and consider donating them to the museum to complete the collection. The list of outstanding LPs, interesting in itself, was provided by Soulsville Foundation president Deanie Parker (I added the corrections and links)...

Missing LPs:

Stax '61-'68 706 Carla Thomas - Comfort Me 707 The [Mar-Keys] - The Great Memphis Sound 711 Booker T. & The MG's - And Now 1045 Booker T. & The MG's - Union Extended [UK only]

Stax '68-'75 2022 Rufus Thomas - May I Have Your Ticket Please (unissued) 2035 A Very Good Year 1972 Memphis Music Inc., Second Annual Awards Program 5513 [Glenn] Yarbrough & The [Limeliters], Reunion 5524 Mike Douglas - Mike Douglas[,] Today

Atlantic 8047 Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz 8120 Don Covay - See-Saw 8129 Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour

Volt '64-'70 417 Bar-Kays - Soul Finger [hard to tell which versions are reiusses]

Volt '68-'75 6021 The Emotions - Song[s] of Innocence and Experience (never released?) 9502 Hot Sauce - Good Woman Turning Bad (never released?) [read the full story here]

Enterprise '68-'75 7508 Cliff Cochran - The Way I'm Needing You

Gospel Truth 2702 Rev. Lee Jackson - Rev. Lee Jackson at Calvary 2720 Operation Push - People's Choir of Operation Push [click photo to enlarge--yep, that's Jesse Jackson's Operation Push; apparently it sold on eBay for $20]

Partee 2401 Clay Tyson - Laugh Your Ass Off [hey, it's available on eBay! Click photo to enlarge]

Ardent 2803 Big Star - #1 Record

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