Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 6
by Various Artists
By 1966, when this edition of the voluminous Stax/Volt Complete Singles collection picks up, the record label became the de facto soul alternative to Detroit's Motown. As where Motown trafficked in beautiful vocal harmonies and catchy choruses, Stax was dirty and raw. Check out Albert King's "Laundromat Blues" or Ruby Johnson's "When My Love Comes Down." These are songs soaked in sex, sweat and whiskey.