The Complete Stax Volt Singles: 1959-1968
by Various Artists
Take some time off of work and go out and buy some provisions. You're going to need some serious time to dive into this 244-track box set that collects a decade's worth of singles (every A-side and many worthy B-sides) from the legendary Stax records. It's worth it just to rehear favorites from Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and Sam & Dave, but there are so many new treasures to discover here that locking yourself away and listening to this voluminous box set may just be a better vacation than that trip to Baja you were looking forward to.