Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 4
by Various Artists
Stax Records is mainly known for hits by artists such as Otis Redding, Albert King and Isaac Hayes, but as the fourth volume of the expansive Stax/Volt Complete Singles proves, the label also had its share of appealing oddities. Baracudas deliver goofy funk with the suggestively titled "Yank Me (Doodle)," while Wendy Rene provides the summery feel-good anthem "B-B-Q." Of course, you'll want to focus on the hits (among them Redding's weepy "I've Been Loving You Too Long"), but don't be afraid to take a few detours.