The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 is not nearly as good as Volume 1. On the first set, Booker T. & the MGs were the backing band for almost all of the records and this great group gave the set consistency. Volume 2 is uneven but there are still many good songs. This period included many records from Isaac Hayes, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus Thomas, and the Staple Singers.
One thing I like about box sets is I learn about artists I didn’t know or obscure songs by artists I did know. Here are some of those.
now for better-known records