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The Astors

Among Stax’s less typical works, the Astors recorded five singles for the label between 1961 and 1967; just “Chocolate” was popular, making quantity 12 within the R&B graph (and smaller sized waves within the pop entries) in 1965. Even more doo-wop-influenced than most Southern spirit organizations, the Astors in fact found a lot of their viewers in Philadelphia, a city that always preferred soul tranquility vocals. Rawer in existence and execution than most performers within the Stax roster, the Astors documented too sporadically to determine a unique imprint. Their edges hold substantial curiosity for serious spirit supporters, though, as Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, and guitarist Larry Lee (briefly an associate of Jimi Hendrix’s music group) are among those that penned their materials. All their public sides managed to get to Compact disc in 1996, on the disk that also highlighted recordings by way of a later, similarly obscure Stax group, the Beginners.

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