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Stax Records did not choose timid singers. The tour lineup was all belters ó Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd and Arthur Conley ó who bounced percussive phrases off the bandís unswerving beat. They were R&B troupers from an era when performers didnít need to lip-sync when they danced. The Stax singers commanded the stage with moves no choreographer taught them, and they didnít rest until their audience became an ecstatic congregation.

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