To commemorate the 50th anniversary this month of the ground-breaking Hit The Road Stax tour of the UK and Europe, Kent is delighted to bring you a second volume of previously un-reissued Stax recordings from the company’s “blue” era (1960-68).
Our first volume from “The Other Side Of The Trax” was originally intended to be a standalone project with no follow-up. Strong demand for more of the same – plus the fact that there were still many Stax masters to choose from – made the compilation of a second volume something of a formality.
These may have been B-sides originally, but there’s nothing remotely inferior about any of the chosen tracks – indeed, most could just as easily have been A-sides.
Many of the biggest names ever to appear on Stax are featured – several of whom toured the UK and Europe on numerous occasions over the years – as well as one or two of the most obscure. All of the tracks are taken from original singles masters apart from one that had to be dubbed from disc due to the deterioration of the original tape.
Given that none of these tracks has ever been available on anything other than the original 45s, we are anticipating that “More From The Other Side Of The Trax” will enjoy the same healthy sales and acclaim its predecessor did.