Stax on BBC4 – This Friday

Posted on: Thursday, Jul 24, 2008

Friday 25 July 2008 is Stax night on BBC4

Respect Yourself – The Stax Story
Part of Stax Records Night.

The story is about Stax Records whose hits include Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay, Soul Man, If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Be Right), Knock On Wood and Respect.

A white brother and sister established a recording studio in a black Memphis neighbourhood in the 1960s and their open-door policy created an interracial house band – Booker T and the MGs – who made hits for whomever came through those doors.

Those Stax stars included Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, Albert King, Luther Ingram, Rufus Thomas and Jesse Jackson. The legacy has never been stronger and Stax songs have been recorded by scores of artists – Aretha Franklin, Neil Young, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Bolton and almost every artist wanting to express their soul.

Respect Yourself includes never before seen footage, including home movies by the Stax artists, outtakes from WattStax, lost performances by Otis Redding, Booker T and the MGs, Isaac Hayes and others.

Interviews include all the key players plus Jesse Jackson, Elvis Costello, Bono, Chuck D, Peter Townsend, Dan Akroyd and Justin Timberlake. [S]

Fri 25 Jul, 21:00-22:55  115mins  Stereo  Widescreen

Followed by….

Stax Volt Tour of Norway 1967
Part of Stax Records Night.

This classic concert filmed in Norway during the 1967 Stax tour features some amazing performances from the soul legends signed to this famous US record label.

Among the highlights are live sets by Booker T and The MGs (Green Onions and Red Beans and Rice); Arthur Conley (Sweet Soul Music and In the Midnight Hour), Sam and Dave (Hold On and I’m Coming), Eddie Floyd (Raise Your Hand), the Mar-Keys (Philly Dog and Last Night) and a barnstorming, five-song set by the late, great Otis Redding that includes Try a Little Tenderness, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, My Girl and Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song). [S]

Fri 25 Jul, 22:55-23:55  60mins  Stereo  Widescreen

  • Comments Off on Stax on BBC4 – This Friday

Comments are closed.