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Headquarters: Memphis, TN

Founded: 1959-1976

Founded by: Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton

Link: Stax Museum

Genre(s):

Contents

Active Roster

n/a

Inactive Roster

  • Rufus Thomas
  • Carla Thomas
  • Otis Redding
  • Issac Hayes
  • Booker T & The MGs
  • The Bar-Kays
  • The Mar-Keys
  • Sam & Dave
  • Albert King
  • The Staple Singers
  • The Emotions
  • The Admirals
  • The Astors
  • Estelle Axton
  • The Baracudas
  • Barbara & The Browns
  • William Bell
  • Billy & The King Bees
  • C. L. Blast
  • Lou Bond
  • Shirley Brown
  • The Canes
  • Gus Cannon
  • Nick Charles
  • The Charmels
  • The Chips
  • Chris & Shack
  • Circle O' Fire
  • Judy Clay
  • The Cobras
  • Arthur Conley
  • Prince Conley
  • Don Covay
  • Steve Cropper
  • Johnnie Daye
  • Rick Dees
  • Delaney & Bonnie
  • The Del-Rays
  • The Del-Rios
  • Dino & Doc
  • Dixie & The Nightingales
  • Donald Dunn
  • Jimmy Dotson
  • The Drapels
  • The Emotions
  • The Epsilons
  • The Fleets
  • Eddie Floyd
  • The Four Shells
  • Inez Foxx
  • Eddie Giles
  • The Goodees
  • Gorgeous George
  • Bernie Hayes
  • Charles Heinz
  • Lindell Hill
  • Ernie Hines
  • John Lee Hooker
  • R.B. Hudmon
  • Jimmy Hugues
  • Ivory Joe Hunter
  • Luther Ingram
  • Al Jackson Jr.
  • Margie Joseph
  • Jeanne & The Darlings
  • Eddie Jefferson
  • Johnny Jenkins
  • Jimmy & The Spartans
  • Mable John
  • Cheryl & Pam Johnson
  • Hoyt Johnson
  • Ruby Johnson
  • Kilo
  • Eddie Kirk
  • Linda Lyndell
  • Little Milton
  • Oscar Mack
  • The Mad Lads
  • Bobby Marchan
  • The Memphis Horns
  • Derek Martin
  • Jimmy Mccracklin
  • Mel & Tim
  • The Memphis Nomads
  • Art Jerry Miller
  • Floyd Newman
  • Ollie & The Nightingales
  • Deanie Parker
  • Louis Paul
  • Wilson Pickett
  • David Porter
  • The Premiers
  • Elvis Presley
  • Eddie Purrell
  • Donna Rae
  • Wendy Rene
  • Mack Rice
  • River City Street Band
  • Calvin Scott
  • Ray Scott
  • Shack
  • Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads
  • Sir Mack Rice
  • The Soul Children
  • Barbara Stephens
  • The Stingers
  • Johnnie Taylor
  • The Temprees
  • Israel Tolbert
  • The Tonettes
  • The Triumphs
  • The T.S.U. Toronadoes
  • The Van-Dells
  • The Vel-Tones
  • Shirley Walton
  • Dorothy Williams
  • Loretta Williams
  • Bobby Wilson
  • Billy Young

Key Releases

  • Issac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
  • Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions

Biography

Stax, originally Satellite, was one of the biggest and most important labels in R&B and Soul music history. They were responsible for some of the biggest crossover hits of the genre, and had a distinctive sound, thanks to their top-notch session bands, The Mar-Keys and, later, Booker T & The MGs (both of which had solo successes as well). They launched many acts to stardom, including Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, not to mention Issac Hayes, and many Stax artists were featured in Wattstax, a documentary/concert film. Stax had a R&B subsidiary, Volt, although the two labels are so intertwined, you never hear of "Volt" without "Stax" nearby.

Further Reading


This article uses material from the "Stax" article on the Music wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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