Thursday, April 01, 2010

Soul Men Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The Mgs) And Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) Reunite For Second Stax Recording

Midnight Flyer, due in stores June 15, showcases more brilliant songwriting by two titans of blue-eyed soul’s golden age

Steve Cropper, guitarist for Booker T. and the MGs and one of the primary architects of the unmistakable Stax sound of the 1960s, and vocalist/keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, the voice of the Rascals and the pivotal figure in the blue-eyed soul movement of that same era, have reconvened for their second collaborative recording. Sparks fly at the crossroads of Memphis soul and East Coast R&B when Stax Records releases Midnight Flyer on June 15, 2010.

Midnight Flyer, recorded in Nashville and mixed by the legendary David Z, is the followup to Nudge It Up a Notch, the 2008 maiden voyage by Cropper and Cavaliere that scored critical acclaim from the music and mainstream press. The San Francisco Chronicle called Nudge It Up a Notch “an unexpected delight,” while BluesWax heralded the project as “one of the great surprises of 2008, and further evidence of Concord Music Group’s genuine commitment to the revamped Stax imprint.”

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