Stax Album Discography, Part 1 (1962-1968): The Atlantic Years
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: October 20, 1999

The first Stax label was light blue with black printing. "STAX" in black above the center hole, above the logo is a stack of records. This label was used on all monaural records in the 700 series. At the same time the blue label was used for monaural, a yellow label with black printing was used for stereo issues. The graphics are identical. The 700 series was also issued with white labels as promotional records in monaural only.

The 700 series was issued in both monaural and stereo (or rechanneled stereo) with a few exceptions. In the following discography, all issues that were in stereo or rechanneled stereo are listed with a "S" in front of the number. All those not listed with an S were issued in monaural only. The 700 series was distributed by Atlantic Records. Actually, several of these stereo albums are now sought after as collectors' items, since when Atlantic started reissuing the Stax masters on the Atlantic label, much of the stereo disappeared (Hmmmm. Still happening today!). In particular, Carla Thomas' "B-A-B-Y" was stereo on the original Stax albums, but hasn't been heard that way since.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Stax Records or associated labels. Stax is currently owned by Fantasy Records. Should you want to contact Fantasy, or should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1997, 1999 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

S701 - Green Onions - Booker T. & MG's [1962] (11-62, #33) Originally issued in 1962 in mono only. The stereo version, issued in 1968, is all rechanneled. Green Onions (E)/Rinky-Dink (E)/I Got A Woman (E)/Mo' Onions (E)/Twist And Shout (E)/Behave Yourself (E)//Stranger On The Shore (E)/Lonely Avenue (E)/One Who Really Loves You (E)/I Can't Sit Down (E)/A Woman A Lover A Friend (E)/Comin' Home Baby (E)

702 - Walk Right In - Gus Cannon (Banjo And Vocal With Will Shade) [10/62] Narration/Kill It/Walk Right In/Salty Dog/Going Around The Mountain/Ol' Hen/Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight/Ain't Gonna Rain No More/Boll-Weevil/Come On Down To My House/Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor/Get Up In The Morning Soon/Crawdad Hole

702 - Treasured Hits From The South - Various Artists [12/62] There were 2 albums issued with the same number 702, this various artists containing both Stax and Sun hits and the Gus Cannon album (above). Due to the similarity between this version of 702 and 703 (below), this was probably a numbering error. This album included a song by Nick Charles, a Memphis disc jockey. This album does not have the "Distributed by Atlantic Record Sales" on the back, so it was probably not nationally distributed. The Gus Cannon album (above) does have the "Atlantic Record Sales" notation on the back of the cover. Gee Whiz - Carla Thomas/Mona Lisa - Carl Mann/Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich/Last Night - Mar-Keys/You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell/For You - Nick Charles//Green Onions - Booker T. & MG's/I'll Bring It Home To You - Carla Thomas/Any Other Way - William Bell/Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis/Tragedy - Thomas Wayne/Raunchy - Bill Justis

703 - The Treasure Chest of Goldies - Various Artists [1964] This album has the same song selections as the 702 various artists album, although they are not in the same order. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis/Last Night - Mar-Keys/Any Other Way - William Bell/Gee Whiz - Carla Thomas/For You - Nick Charles/Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich/Raunchy - Bill Justis/I'll Bring It Home To You - Carla Thomas/Tragedy - Thomas Wayne/You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell/Mona Lisa - Carl Mann/Green Onions - Booker T. & MG's

704 - Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas [1963] (12-63, #138)The Dow/Mashed Potatoes/Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo/You Said/Boom Boom/It's Aw'Rite//Walking The Dog/Ya Ya/Land Of 1,000 Dances/Can Your Monkey Do The Dog/Cause I Love You/I Want To Be Loved

S705 - Soul Dressing - Booker T. & MG's [1965] Soul Dressing (E)/Tic-Tac-Toe (E)/Big Train (E)/Jellybread (E)/Aw' Mercy (E)/Outrage (E)//Night Owl Walk (E)/Chinese Checkers (E)/Home Grown (E)/Mercy Mercy (E)/Plum Nellie (E)/Can't Be Still (E)

S706 - Comfort Me - Carla Thomas [1966] (3-66, #134) Comfort Me (E)/No Time To Lose (E)/Yes I'm Ready (E)/Lover's Concerto (E)/I'm For You (E)/What The World Needs Now (E)//Let It Be Me (E)/A Woman's Love (E)/Will You Love Me Tomorrow (E)/Forever (E)/Move On Drifter (E)/Another Night Without A Man (E)

S707 - Great Memphis Sound - Mar-Keys [1966] Honey Pot/Plantation Inn/Loving You Too Long/Cleo's Back/Grab This Thing//Philly Dog/Walking With The Duke/The Girl From Ipanema/In The Mood/Dear James' Medley: Night Train-Papa's Got A Brand New Bag-I Got You-Good Loving-I'll Go Crazy

S708 - Hold On I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave [1966] (8-66, #45) Hold On I'm Comin' (S)/If You Got The Loving (S)/I Take What I Want/Ease Me (S)/I Got Everything I Need (S)/Don't Make It So Hard On Me (S)//It's A Wonder (S)/Don't Help Me Out (S)/Just Me (S)/You Got It Made (S)/You Don't Know Like I Know (S)/Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart) (S)

S709 - Carla - Carla Thomas [1966] (10-66, #130) B-A-B-Y (S)/Red Rooster (S)/Let Me Be Good To You (S)/I Got You Boy (S)/Medley: Baby What You Want Me To Do-For Your Love (S)//What Have You Got To Offer Me (S)/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (S)/I Fall To Pieces (S)/You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (S)/Fate (S)/Looking Back (S)

S710 - Memphis Gold - Various Artists [1966] Hold On I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave (S)/Let Me Be Good To You - Carla Thomas (S)/I Want Someone - Mad Lads (S)/I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding (S)/Philly Dog - Mar-Keys (S)/No Time To Lose - Carla Thomas (E)//(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding (S)/Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas (E)/Don't Have To Shop Around - Mad Lads (S)/Boot-Leg - Booker T. & MG's (E)/You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave (S)/My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding (S)

S711 - And Now - Booker T. & MG's [1966] Some copies have "Booker-Loo" instead of "My Sweet Potato." My Sweet Potato/Jericho/No Matter What Shape/One Mint Julep/In The Midnight Hour/Summertime//Working In The Coal Mine/Don't Mess Up A Good Thing/Think/Taboo/Soul Jam/Sentimental Journey

S712 - Double Dynamite - Sam & Dave [1966] (1-67, #118) You Got Me Hummin'/Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody/That's The Way It's Gotta Be/When Something Is Wrong With My Baby/Soothe Me/Just Can't Get Enough//Sweet Pains/I'm Your Puppet/Sleep Good Tonight/I Don't Need Nobody (To Tell Me ‘Bout My Baby)/Home At Last/Use Me

S713 - In The Christmas Spirit - Booker T. & MG's [1966] The first cover for this album is has a Christmas tree in green, with Christmas balls with stripes like piano keys, there are 4 hands playing the keys. The outside border of the album is red. This album was only available for the 1966 Christmas season. The cover is mainly yellow with Booker T. & The MG's in the Christmas Spirit in red. Jingle Bells/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Winter Wonderland/White Christmas/The Christmas Song/Silver Bells//Merry Christmas Baby/Blue Christmas/Sweet Little Jesus Boy/Silent Night/We Three Kings/We Wish You A Merry Christmas

S713 - In The Christmas Spirit - Booker T. & MG's [1967] In 1967 the album was reissued with a new cover. This cover has multiple Santa Claus's with candles, bells and pine boughs across the top. The cover is mainly red with Booker T. & The MG's in the Christmas Spirit in white. Jingle Bells/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Winter Wonderland/White Christmas/The Christmas Song/Silver Bells//Merry Christmas Baby/Blue Christmas/Sweet Little Jesus Boy/Silent Night/We Three Kings/We Wish You A Merry Christmas

S714 - Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd [1967] Knock On Wood (S)/Something You Got (S)/But It's Alright (S)/I Stand Accused (S)/If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (S)/I Don't Want To Cry (S)//Raise Your Hand (S)/Got To Make A Comeback (S)/634-5789 (S)/I've Just Been Feeling Bad (S)/High-Heel Sneakers (S)/Warm And Tender Love (S)

S715 - Wanted One Soul Singer - Johnnie Taylor [1967] I Got To Love Somebody's Baby/Just The One I've Been Looking For/Watermelon Man/Where Can A Man Go From Here/Toe- Hold/Outside Love//Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)/Blues In The Night/I Had A Dream/Sixteen Tons/Little Bluebird

S716 - King And Queen - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas [1967] (4-67, #36) Knock On Wood/Let Me Be Good To You/Tramp/Tell It Like It Is/When Something Is Wrong With My Baby/Lovey Dovey//New Year's Resolution/It Takes Two/Are You Lonely For Me/Bring It On Home To Me/Ooh Carla Ooh Otis

S717 - Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & MG's [1967] (6-67, #35) Hip Hug-Her/Soul Sanction/Get Ready/More/Double or Nothing/Carnaby St.//Slim Jenkins' Joint/Pigmy/Groovin'/Booker's Notion/Sunny

S718 - The Queen Alone - Carla Thomas [1967] (7-67, #133) Any Day Now/Stop Thief/I Take It To My Baby/I Want To Be Your Baby/Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You)/When Tomorrow Comes//I'll Always Have Faith In You/All I See Is You/Unchanging Love/Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)/Lie To Keep Me From Crying

S719 - Soul Of A Bell - William Bell [1967] The stereo versions of "You Don't Miss Your Water" and "Any Other Way" were stereo re-recordings made for this LP. Everybody Loves A Winner (S)/You Don't Miss Your Water (S, alternate version)/Do Right Woman-Do Right Man (S)/I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (S)/Nothing Takes The Place Of You (S)/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (S)//Eloise (Hang On In There) (S)/Any Other Way (S, alternate version)/It's Happening All Over (S)/Never Like This Before (S)/You're Such A Sweet Thang (S)

S720 - Back To Back - Mar-Keys/Booker T. & MG's [1967] (8-67, #98) Green Onions - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Red Beans And Rice - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Tic-Tac-Toe - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Philly Dog - Mar-Keys (S, live)//Grab This Thing - Mar-Keys (S, live)/Last Night - Mar-Keys (S, live)/Gimme Some Lovin' - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Booker Loo - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)/Outrage - Booker T. & MG's (S, live)

S721 - Live In London Volume 1 - Various Artists [1967] Green Onions - Booker T. & MG's/Philly Dog - Mar-Keys/If I Had A Hammer - Eddie Floyd/Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd/Shake - Otis Redding//Yesterday - Carla Thomas/B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas/I Take What I Want - Sam & Dave/When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave/Hold On I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave

S722 - Live In London Volume 2 - Various Artists [1967] I Got My Mojo Working - Carla Thomas/Let Me Be Good To You - Carla Thomas/Gee Whiz - Carla Thomas/Raise Your Hand - Eddie Floyd/But (It's Alright) - Eddie Floyd//Sooth Me - Sam & Dave/You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave/You Got Me Hummin' - Sam & Dave/Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

S723 - Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King [1967] Born Under A Bad Sign/Crosscut Saw/Kansas City/Oh Pretty Woman/Down Don't Bother Me/The Hunter//I Almost Lost My Mind/Personal Manager/Laundromat Blues/As The Years Go Passing By/The Very Thought Of You

S724 - Carla Thomas Live at the Bohemian Cavern - Carla Thomas [Unissued] This album was cancelled, and the number used for the Booker T. album below.

S724 - Doin' Our Thing - Booker T. & The MG's [1968] (5-68, #176) I Can Dig It/Expressway (To Your Heart)/Doin' Our Thing/You Don't Love Me/Never My Love/The Exodus Song//The Beat Goes On/Ode To Billie Joe/Blue On Green/You Keep Me Hanging On

S725 - Soul Men - Sam & Dave [1967] (11-67, #62) Soul Man/May I Baby/Broke Down Piece Of Man/Let It Be Me/Hold It Baby/I'm With You//Don't Knock It/Just Keep Holding On/The Good Runs The Bad Way/Rich Kind Of Poverty/I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do

S726 - Memphis Gold Volume 2 - Various Artists [1967] Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd (S)/Soul Finger - Bar-Kays (S)/Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (S)/Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & MG's (S)/B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas (S)/Crosscut Saw - Albert King (S)//When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave (S)/Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (S)/I've Got To Love Somebody's Baby - Johnnie Taylor (S)/Everybody Loves A Winner - William Bell (S)/Your Good Thing - Mable John (E)


7-88218-2 - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968 - Various Artists [1991] (9-CD box set) A massive reference collection, this puts together virtually all the "A" sides and some of the "B" sides of the Stax/Volt singles before the end of the Atlantic association in 1968. All tracks are mono. For ease of finding the songs, they are listed by artist instead of in the order they are on the CDs. Admirals: Got You On My Mind (from record). Astors: What Can It Be; Candy; In The Twilight Zone; Daddy Didn't Tell Me. Barbara & Browns: Big Party; In My Heart; My Lover. Bar-Kays: Soul Finger; Knucklehead; Give Everybody Some; A Hard Day's Night (with countoff). Barracudas: Yank Me (Doodle). William Bell: You Don't Miss Your Water; Formula Of Love; Any Other Way; I Told You So; Just As I Thought; Somebody Mentioned Your Name; I'll Show You; Who Will It Be Tomorrow; Crying All By Myself; Share What You've Got; Marching Off To War; Never Like This Before; Everybody Loves A Winner; Eloise; Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday; Tribute To A King; Every Man Ought To Have A Woman. Billy & King Bees: Bango. C.L. Blast: I'm Glad To Do It; Double Up. Booker T. & MG's: Green Onions (starts cold); Behave Yourself; Jelly Bread; Home Grown; Chinese Checkers; Mo' Onions; Soul Dressing; Can't Be Still; Boot-Leg; Outrage; Be My Lady; My Sweet Potato (from record); Booker-Loo (from record); Jingle Bells; Hip Hug-Her; Groovin'; Slim Jenkin's Place; Winter Snow. Canes: Why Should I Suffer With The Blues. Nick Charles: Sunday Jealous (from record); Three Dogwoods. Charmels: Please Uncle Sam; Gladly Take You Back; As Long As I've Got You. Chips: You Make Me Feel So Good. Judy Clay: You Can't Run Away From Your Heart. Cobras: Restless. Prince Conley: I'm Going Home. Johnny Daye: What'll I Do For Satisfaction. Del-Rays: Don't Let Her Be Your Baby. Del-Rios: Just Across The Street; There's A Love. Drapels: Wondering; Young Man. Fleets: Please Return To Me. Eddie Floyd: Things Get Better; Knock On Wood; Raise Your Hand; Don't Rock The Boat; Love Is A Doggone Good Thing; On A Saturday Night; Big Bird. Four Shells: Hot Dog. Gorgeous George: Biggest Fool In Town. Ivory Joe Hunter: Can't Explain How It Happened. Jeanne & Darlings: How Can You Mistreat The One You Love; Some Girl; What Will Later On Be Like; Hang Me Now. Eddie Jefferson: I Don't Want You Anymore. Johnny Jenkins: Spunky. Mabel John: Your Good Thing Is About To End; You're Taking Up Another Man's Place; Same Time Same Place; Wait You Dog; I'm A Big Girl Now; Don't Hit Me No More; Able Mabel. Cheryl & Pam Johnson: That's My Guy. Ruby Johnson: I'll Run Your Hurt Away; Come To Me My Darling; When My Love Comes Down; If I Ever Needed Love. Albert King: Laundromat Blues; Oh Pretty Woman; Crosscut Saw; Born Under A Bad Sign; Cold Feet; (I Love) Lucy. Eddie Kirk: The Hawg, Part 1; Them Bones. Linda Lyndell: Bring Your Love Back To Me. Oscar Mack: Don't be Afraid Of Love; Dream Girl. Mad Lads: Sidewalk Surf; Don't Have To Shop Around; I Want Someone; Sugar Sugar; I Want A Girl; Patch My Heart; I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love; My Inspiration; Whatever Hurts You. Bobby Marchan: What Can I Do; You Won't Do Right. Mar-Keys: Last Night; Morning After; About Noon; Foxy; Popeye Stroll; Whot's Happenin'; Sack-O-Woe; Bo-Time; Bush Bash; Banana Juice; Grab This Thing, Part 1; Philly Dog. Derek Martin: Soul Power. Memphis Nomads: Don't Pass Your Judgment. Floyd Newman: Frog Stomp. Ollie & Nightingales: I Got A Sure Thing. Otis & Carla: Tramp; Lovey Dovey; Knock On Wood. Deanie Parker & Valadors: My Imaginary Guy; Each Step I Take. David Porter: Can't See You When I Want To. Premiers: Make It Me. Eddie Purrell: The Spoiler. Otis Redding: These Arms Of Mine; That's What My Heart Needs; Pain In My Heart; Come To Me; Don't Leave Me This Way; Security; Chained And Bound; That's How Strong My Love Is; Mr. Pitiful; I've Been Loving You Too Long; I'm Depending On You; Respect; I Can't Turn You Loose; Just One More Day; Satisfaction; My Lover's Prayer; Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song); Try A Little Tenderness; I Love You More Than Words Can Say; Shake (live); Glory Of Love; (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay; Happy Song. Wendy Rene: After Laughter Comes Tears; Bar B-Q; Give You What I Got. Sir Mack Rice: Mini-Skirt Minnie; Love Sickness. Rufus & Carla: Cause I Love You; That's Really Some Good; Night Time Is The Right Time; When You Move You Lose; Birds & Bees. Sam & Dave: A Place Nobody Can Find; Good Night Baby; I Take What I Want; You Don't Know Like I Know; Hold On I'm Comin'; Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody; You Got Me Hummin'; When Something Is Wrong With My Baby; Soothe Me (live); I Can't Stand Up; Soul Man; I Thank You; Wrap It Up. Sir Isaac & Do-Dads: Blue Groove (from record). Macy Skipper: Goofin' Off. Barbara Stephens: The Life I Live; Wait A Minute; That's The Way It Is With Me. Johnnie Taylor: I Had A Dream; I Got To Love Somebody's Baby; Little Bluebird; Toe Hold; Ain't That Loving You; You Can't Get Away From It; Next Time; Somebody's Sleeping In My Bed; I Ain't Particular. Carla Thomas: Gee Whiz; A Love Of My Own; Wish Me Good Luck; I Kind Of Think He Does; I'll Bring It Home To You; What A Fool I've Been; Gee Whiz It's Christmas; I've Got No Time To Lose; A Woman's Love; How Do You Quit; Stop Look What You've Done; Comfort Me; Let Me Be Good To You; B-A-B-Y; All I Want For Christmas Is You; Something Good; When Tomorrow Comes; I'll Always Have Faith In You; Pick Up The Pieces; A Dime A Dozen. Rufus Thomas: I Didn't Believe [Rufus & Friend]; Can't Ever Let You Go; The Dog; Walking The Dog; Can Your Monkey Do The Dog; Somebody Stole My Dog; Jump Back; Little Sally Walker; Willy Nilly; The World Is Round; Sister's Got A Boyfriend; Sophisticated Sissy; Down Ta My House; The Memphis Train; I Think I Made A Boo-Boo. Tonettes: No Tears; Teardrop Sea. Triumphs: Burnt Biscuits. Van-Dells: Honeydripper. Vel Tones: A Fool In Love. Dorothy Williams: Closer To My Baby. Bobby Wilson: Let Me Down Slow.

Thanks to Rene Wu, Patrick Montier, and Ray Ellis.

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