POETRY TRIBUTE TO STAX RECORDS.

WELCOME TO MARK TURNS
POETRY TRIBUTE TO STAX RECORDS AND
THEIR RECORDING-ARTISTS A.K.A. SOULSVILLE USA.
OTIS REDDING, SAM AND DAVE, BARBARA LEWIS,
CARLA AND RUFUS THOMAS, PERCY SLEDGE BOOKER T AND
THE MG’S AND ISAAC HAYES ARE JUST SOME OF THE GREATS
THAT HAVE HELPED MAKE STAX RECORDS AN UNFORGETTABLE
RECORD LABEL WITH A TREMENDOUS UNFORGETTABLE SOUND.
I KNOW THAT BARBARA LEWIS SANG ON THE ATLANTIC RECORD LABEL BUT ATLANTIC RECORDS HAD A DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH STAX RECORDS UNTIL 1968. PLUS. SHE HAD A GREAT SOUND.

                          ENJOY AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

 


STAX RECORDS

Poetry blues on a rack-
Closet turntable
blues and soul-   my faith…
I’m playin’ the sax
and more horns marquee Stax records-
1960-68,
Just love and blues sing just the way
it was-
rough-alley soul-
I’m cryin’ sweet tender alley and soul
voices of blues hear me all the time…

MGT
Copyright © 1999 Mark Turns.

 

 


MORE STAX

Stax Records, Volt shadow Memphis
blues-
Sam and Dave…  Otis Redding
keep on comin’…
the mic of the blues
and Memphis on the horn ain’t played
without a sound to my heart, one more key…
Memphis, keep right on rollin’….

MGT
Copyright © 1999 Mark Turns.

 


PATH AND DREAMS

The Staples Singers-
Kool-Aid and sandals
are a path and dreams that are always soul-food-
Never an empty plate-
Love and the warmth of color…

MGT
Copyright © 1999 Mark Turns.
The following poem titled: “SOUNDTRACKS” is about The Late Great Curtis
Mayfield, Isaac Hayes and their music. Little Child Runnin’ Wild by Curtis
Mayfield and The Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes. The theme and feel as I
feel it mixed all in with November 1971, a nightscene, daytime, a 1969 Nova-
Super-Sport, a gold 1971 Mustang Mach I as well as the 1971 Dodge Challenger,
downtown and urban neighborhoods. I realize that Curtis Mayfield is not a Stax
Records Artist but
Isaac Hayes is and the mix felt good for the following poem creation. I thought
that it would make a nice addition anyway. Enjoy!

 

 

SOUNDTRACKS

Curtis Mayfield soundtrack pro-gassed
1971 with effects. Isaac and no sounds
exhaust-
Go special plum-crazy is a
71 Dodge Challenger playing Curtis Mayfield
and more Hayes-  protrude November 71 impressions
smooth to a choppy-idle butterscotch…

MGT

Copyright©1995 Mark Turns.

 

 

DRAMATICS MUSIC

The Dramatics kicked me right where
I move when they sang for energy, soul
and freedom-
Overshadows about what I am
when I listen to a rhythm sing the blues-

I let them love to an only girl and boy-
No matter what you’re made to feel that
love now, can’t be broken in pieces…

MGT

Copyright (c) 1994 Mark Turns.

DEDICATED TO THE DRAMATICS AND THEIR SONG:
“WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.”

 

 

 

SIGHTS AND SONGS

 

The November 1982 issue of Hot-Rod-
A song by The Dramatics and a
song about a friendly stranger in a black
sedan-
1970-69
Mopar solutions upon Bruce Lee, what you see
is what you get and they all intertwine with
a picture of a blue 1970 Plymouth GTX-
Sunglasses sunshine or overcast.
My attitude or gas is the blank expression true
to whether you have a sight or not…

 

MGT
Copyright (c)
2000 Mark Turns.

 

 

ONE FOR BARBARA

 

See the steps 1965 in Barbara Lewis
is compression-tight but feels so soft
love ago, I knew…

Compression-tight love-sewn shadows in
a day so beautiful seed, overlap my pride
clear mists through in a beautiful spring
when the sun rises the dew til’ dawn-
Poses in the back of my mind is what
she sings tomorrow….

MGT

Copyright (c)1994 Mark Turns.

 

 

MORE LINKS

http://lilgoat.com/?page_id=64 (Graffiti-Wall Collector (Poems)

http://lilgoat.com/?page_id=269 (Letter From Dr. King’s Widow, Etc.)