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STAX @ 60 CONCERT SERIES: John Paul Keith

The Early Satellite Recordings – Stax Goes Rockabilly   Celebrating the early years of Stax Records. In 1957, Jim Stewart began making records in his wife’s uncle’s garage in North Memphis. In this garage on Orchi Road, Stewart recorded Fred Byler (who played bass and sang in Stewart’s fiddle band, the Tennessee Cottonpickers), a fast-paced […]

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A CENTURY OF FUNK: Rufus Thomas at 100

OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 7 PM LIVE MUSIC BY THE STAX MUSIC ACADEMY AND VANEESE THOMAS PANEL DISCUSSION WITH WDIA’S BEV JOHNSON & OTHERS Had it not been for Stax Records founder meeting Memphis music icon Rufus Thomas soon after he started his fledgling Satellite Records in 1957, Stax Records might never have become […]

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CALLING ALL 1967 STAX / VOLT EUROPEAN TOUR GOERS!!

We want YOUR NAME in the Stax Museum of American Soul Music! As many of you know, next year is the 50th anniversary of the famed 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. In February 2017, the Stax Museum will open a brand new exhibition celebrating the landmark tour across Europe. We have seen the film, heard the […]

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