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948. Otis Blue-Otis Redding

Original Album is tracks 1-11

Brief Background: Otis Blue was recorded in a 24 hour period from July 9 to the 10th, 1965, with a break being taken only so the backing musicians could a play a local gig. 404 more words

Stax Soul

I visited the Stax Museum on my last afternoon in Memphis.  There was tons of old memorabilia like clothing, instruments and gold records. I took this photo as I waited for my taxi. 79 more words


My one and only interview with legendary bluesman Albert King


The influence of the blues on British supergroups is well documented. The Stones, Zeppelin, Cream—they all lapped up the seminal works of people like Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Howlin’ Wolf. 879 more words


Memphis in the meantime

The purple melamine egg chair, suspended on a chain from the ceiling, swung slowly around above the white shag-pile carpet, disclosing a first sight of its occupant. 1,369 more words


"Soulsville" USA

One of the cornerstones of our sets during the Soul Committed Happy Hour, will always be the undeniably soulful stuff from Stax Records. If you are going to own one box set, a proverbial “desert island” collection of music, the… 137 more words

Respect Yourself -- Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

 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