Hit The Road Stax

Paul Gamabaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967 which brought to Europe soul greats Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and Booker T and The MGs.

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Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967 which brought to Europe soul greats Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and Booker T and the MGs. For many of these poorly travelled musicians, it was their first time abroad, bringing them into contact with different languages and cultures, and the month-long trip was to have a profound effect.

Contributors include Sam Moore, guitarist Steve Cropper, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns and Stax label boss Al Bell