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….
We’ve heard about one-hit wonders and even no-hit wonders but what about groups that had multiple hits and still manage to be forgotten when people talk about classic soul? The…
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…
“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit, determination, indomitability, above all a bottomless appreciation…
1968 was a momentous year for the nation, the city of Memphis, and Stax Records
A new box-set delves deeper into the Stax catalog than any previous reissue
Craft Recordings has remastered and reissued three of the seminal albums in soul music history on vinyl. It’s a veritable Holy Trinity of the genre.
So here’s the short version – Stax Records, in conjunction with Ardent, has finally released a sensible compilation of Big Star’s best moments – even though there have been several…
Rhino Entertainment celebrates the 60th anniversary of Stax with a budget-friendly series of compilations and reissues
Judy Clay was known for her duet hits but she had much more to offer
Darrell Banks had a hit in ’66, but his life was cut short before he reached his full potential
A revived group of Ovations with a new lineup scored a hit in 1972
Mel & Tim went to Muscle Shoals to record their 1972 hit
The Bo-Keys rose from the ashes of a legendary ’60s soul band
Isaac Hayes’ 1970 album was a key component in the Stax Records resurgence
Bobby Marchan’s unusual career reached a high point with his 1960 hit
Lots of music lovers would declare soul dead, or at least convalescing. (Unless you count artists like Bruno Mars who meld soul with funk, pop, and hip-hop.) Lots of artists…
It’s New Year’s Eve! Everybody’s waiting for The Midnight Hour
Luther Ingram released his indelible soul classic in 1972
In the beginning, there was doo-wop … even at Stax.
A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label
Johnnie Taylor covered Jimmy Hughes and made it his own
Rain! Thunder! The dramatic Dramatics!
The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic
Jean Knight turned up the heat in ’71
Shirley Brown scored big but it was too late for Stax
Win a copy of Robert Gordon’s new history of Stax Records
Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino
Indeed – Sound The Alarm is an apt title for an artist with the legend and magnitude of the great Booker T. Jones. Back on Stax Records, the label whose…
“Steal Away” made the world aware of a small Alabama town