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28: Gettin it All Together

Added on by The Vinyl Exam.

There's a piece of Stax's history Keith has become more and more fascinated with - the day they launched an 'instant back catalog' of 27 albums in the wake of their termination of distribution with Atlantic (after which they were informed Atlantic owned all the material). 

In this episode, Keith talks about the event after a week where he listened to (almost) all of the material from the 27-album release, titled "Gettin it All Together" by Stax themselves.

LINKS: Soulsville, USA Book link (amazon) and Philip Paul's Photolog

Below, find Keith's best estimation of the 27 albums released that day - there is no official listing. To give full credit, this isn't my listing - I got it from the threads at the site listed below. Thanks so much to the user going by "StaxFax" as part of this thread for this list!

1 The Booker T. Set - Booker T. & The MG's (STS 2009)
2 Years Gone By - Albert King (STS 2010)
3 Rare Stamps - Eddie Floyd (STS 2011)
4 Rare Stamps - Johnnie Taylor (STS 2012)
5 That's Where It's At - John Lee Hooker (STS 2013)
6 Bound To Happen - William Bell (STS 2014)
7 King Does The King's Thing - Albert King (STS 2015)
8 We'll Get Over - Staple Singers (STS 2016)
9 You've Got To Have Eddie - Eddie Floyd (STS 2017)
10 Soul Children - Soul Children (STS 2018)
11 Memphis Queen - Carla Thomas (STS 2019)
12 Jammed Together - Albert King, Steve Cropper & Pops Staples (STS 2020)
13 Ollie & The Nightingales - Ollie & The Nightingales (STS 2021)
14 The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues - Johnnie Taylor (STS 2023)
15 Boy Meets Girl - Various (STS 2-2024)
16 Damnifiknow! - The Mar-Keys (STS 2025)
17 Home - Delaney & Bonnie (STS 2026)
18 Rare Stamps - J.J. Barnes/Steve Mancha (Volt 6001)
19 Here To Stay - Darrell Banks (Volt 6002)
20 Something Special - Jimmy Hughes (Volt 6003) Feb. 4, 1969
21 Gotta Groove - The Bar-Kays (Volt 6004)
22 Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lads - Mad Lads (Volt 6005)
23 With A Little Help From My Friends - Steve Cropper (Volt 6006)
24 Mavis Staples - Mavis Staples (Volt 6007)
25 So I Can Love You - Emotions (Volt 6008)
26 Hot Buttered Soul - Isaac Hayes (ENS 1001)
27 Ridin' High - Maynard Ferguson - Enterprise (S 13-101)