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 Hayes,¬†Otis Redding,¬†the Staple Singers,¬†Wilson Pickett,¬†Luther Ingram,¬†Albert King,¬†the Bar-Kays,¬†Booker T. & the MG’s,¬†Johnnie Taylor,¬†Rufus 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 Star,¬†Rev. Jesse Jackson,¬†Bill Cosby,¬†Moms 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.