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Book Review by David C. Parks
This book tells the story of a brother and sister, Jim Stewart and Estelle Stewart Axton, who created Stax records and proceeded to bring soul music to people of all colors. 786 more words
All hail The King and Queen.
The careers of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin have been inextricably linked since Franklin entered New York’s Atlantic Studios on Valentine’s Day, 1967, with producer Jerry Wexler to record Redding’s “Respect.” Even before that pivotal moment, however, the two artists shared a label in Atlantic Records (distributor of Redding’s Stax records) and an ability to invest any song with raw honesty and unvarnished emotion. 1,697 more words