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Label Spotlight: STAX

Founded in Memphis in 1957 as Satellite Records, the name Stax Records was adopted in 1961. The label was a major factor in the creation of the Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles, also releasing gospel, funk, jazz, and blues recordings.  The label helped launch the careers of unknowns who would become icons, cranking out a massive catalog of smash soul hits by the likes of Isaac HayesOtis Reddingthe Staple SingersWilson PickettLuther IngramAlbert Kingthe Bar-KaysBooker T. & the MG’sJohnnie TaylorRufus and Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today. On its many and varied labels, Stax Records also recorded such legends as Big StarRev. Jesse JacksonBill CosbyMoms Mabley, and the Grammy-winning comedic genius Richard Pryor.

Here are a few Stax titles we have in our shop:

Wendy Rene Stax and Volt singles just out on Light in the Attic Records (This record is amazing):

We also have a large selection of Stax/Volt 45s.

To read more about Stax visit their website here.