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Country Soul Blog: William Bell is Back to Bring Home Soul

William Bell is one of our favorite Stax Records artists of all time. He’s also one of the Stax Museum and Stax Music Academy’s most avid supporters, with academy students opening for him in Manchester, England in 2017, performing with him in Orlando, Florida, students featured in his video for his 2020 NEA National Heritage

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Stax Museum mourns the loss of songwriter, recording artist, and friend Bettye Crutcher

The Soulsville Foundation’s Stax Museum of American Soul Music is sad to announce that one of Stax Records’ most illustrious songwriters and recording artists, Bettye Crutcher, died on October 20, 2022 at the age of 83 in Nashville, Tennessee. One of Stax Records’ preeminent songwriters, perhaps best known for co-writing Johnnie Taylor’s smash hit “Who’s

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Booker T. Jones performs with Stax Music Academy alumni as part of Stax Museum’s 20th Anniversary announcement

During a special event on September 14, 2022 at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Soulsville Foundation officials, former Stax artists, and others announced plans for the museum’s 20th Anniversary to be celebrated throughout 2023. On hand for the announcement was special guest and Stax icon Booker T. Jones, keyboardist for Stax house band

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Stax Museum mourns passing of legendary star Dr. Mable John

The Stax Museum is sad to report that Dr. Mable John, the first female artist Barry Gordy signed to Motown’s Tamla label and later a Stax Records artist and lead singer of Ray Charles’ backup singers, the Raelettes, has died. She passed away on August 25, 2022 at her home in Los Angeles. Mable John

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