The Mar-Keys, formed in 1958, were an American studio session band for Stax Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1960s. As the first house band for the label, their backing music formed the foundation for the early 1960s Stax sound. The group began as The Royal Spades while its members were in high school.
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Damifiknow!/Memphis Experience. Damifiknow! was played by Booker T. & the MG's, supplemented by a horn section that would become the Memphis Horns; Memphis Experience combined Mar-Keys outtakes with instrumentals by Memphis musicians with no connection to prior Mar-Keys lineups. It's a convenient way for major Stax/soul collectors to pick up two of the group's odder records, but it's not a representative reflection of the Mar-Keys
This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 99/135 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Great Memphis Sound. BPM Profile The Great Memphis Sound. Album starts at BPM, ends at 135BPM (+135), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Mar-Keys.
Memphis Soul Beat - Booker T & The Mgs Meet the Mar – Keys. Memphis Soul Beat - Booker T & The Mgs Meet the Mar – Keys. 07. Sack O Woe. The Mar-Keys.
Interpret: The Mar-Keys. Album titlle: The Great Memphis Sound (CD, Japan). Year of publication 2013. The Mar-Keys, originally known as the Royal Spades, had a Top Ten hit with their first disc, 'Last Night' (Satellite), written and arranged by Chips Moman, in 1961. Othei, smaller, hits included 'Morning After', Popeye Stroll' and, in 1966, 'Philly Dog'. As staff musicians at the Stax-Volt studios, the Mar-Keys were at the centre of the Memphis soul boom of the mid-Sixties, pro-viding the accompaniment to hits by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett et al. Axton subsequently formed the Packers ('Hole In The Wall' was a hit on Pure Soul in 1965), while Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love (tenor sax) and Floyd Newman (baritone sax) played in both the Mar-Keys and the famed sextet, the Memphis Horns.
The Great Memphis Sound, 2005. The Great Memphis Sound, 2005. Plantation Inn, 02:39.
The Mar-Keys, formed in 1958, were an American studio session band for Stax Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1960s. For the group's final 1971 album, Memphis Experience, however, Stax simply assembled a number of instrumental cuts from various sources, without regard for group continuity.