It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal that his company had with Atlantic Records….
For every musician who becomes a household name, there are hundreds, probably even thousands who toil in clubs for many years, getting a whiff of success every now and then…
1968 was a momentous year for the nation, the city of Memphis, and Stax Records
At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons
A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label
Maximum funk from the pride of the Buckeye State
Stop! Drop! Shuffle into the weekend! Join in this week’s Friday Five.
“Big Bird” wasn’t a hit for Eddie Floyd but it made a lasting impression
Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the ’60s.
The Stax label released many of the seminal records in soul music history. The Stax Remasters series launches next week. We have a set for one lucky reader.
No classic song deserves to be heard after the cover versions that followed it — but hey, the world ain’t fair.
You know these guys, at least you know their work. Between them, Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere were complicit in the creation of dozens of hit records in the ’60s…