Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stax On UK TV July 25th

I've just learnt that 2 essential documentaries for Stax fans will be shown on UK TV as follows:

Friday 25th July 2008


Sky 116 - Cable 107 - Freeview 9

21-00 Respect Yourself - The Stax Story

Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville present a breath-taking film that chronicles the story of the greatest soul label from its birth in Memphis through all its upheavals. Samuel L. Jackson narrates. Included are rare performances; interviews with Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Eddie Floyd, Jesse Jackson, Al Bell, Wayne Jackson, and more; lost performances by Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, and more; 1972 WattStax concert outtakes; interviews with Stax fans Elvis Costello, Bono, Angie Stone, Chuck D, and more; first interview with Jim Stewart in 15 years; and never-before-seen home movies.

22-55 Stax Volt Tour Of Norway 1967

This documentary is the first-ever official release of this historic concert, restored from original master tapes, with 20 minutes of recently discovered performances lost in the vaults for 40 years. Performers include Booker T. & the MGs, The Mar-Keys, Arthur Conley, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, and Otis Redding.

Please note that you can pick up both these films on DVD.

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