|The first appearance of Stax in the UK. Issued by Decca in the UK. The London label is a great favourite with both Rock 'n' Roll and Soul collectors. It must be the most collectable of all UK record labels as it issued early titles by Chess, Motown and Atlantic. The London label was Decca's outlet for American recordings with Atlantic having its own special logo. Only the earlier singles make reference to Stax (or Satellite) and these typically say "Recorded by Satellite - New York". Very strange!
Only the most popular US titles were issued in the UK. The great instrumentals by The Mar-Keys and Booker T. Rufus Thomas's classic 'Walking The Dog' and Otis Redding's debut single. Not a lot of variety but superb quality. You MUST have ALL of these if you rate yourself as a UK Stax collector.
Sadly, none of these made the UK charts when they were first released but 'Green Onions' finally made number 7 when it was re-released in 1979.