CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Today Stax celebrates the start of Black History Month. From its very beginnings in 1957, Stax was known not only for incredible Southern soul recordings, but for the diversity of their amazing artists and staff who made musical magic happen. We’re proud of our role in preserving and honoring the rich history and accomplishments of the many Stax artists who’ve made an impact on African American arts and culture, not only in this country but worldwide – The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd and so many others.

Join us in kicking off this special month with the Stax/Volt Black History Month playlist.

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Oct. 05, 2023

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Dec. 13, 2022

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Dec. 06, 2022

Jim Stewart, Founder of Stax Records July 29, 1930 — December 5, 2022

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May. 05, 2022

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Mar. 22, 2022

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Feb. 16, 2021

CONCORD PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO LAUNCH SCHOLARSHIPS AT MEMPHIS’ STAX MUSIC ACADEMY

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Nov. 18, 2020

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Nov. 12, 2020

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Sep. 23, 2020

THE STAPLE SINGERS’ COME GO WITH ME: THE STAX COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE IN A DELUXE SEVEN-CD BOX SET

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Sep. 17, 2020

THE GOSPEL TRUTH: THE COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION SET FOR RELEASE

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Mar. 11, 2020

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Feb. 02, 2020

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Dec. 07, 2019

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Oct. 29, 2019

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Sep. 05, 2019

CRAFT RECORDINGS TO REISSUE FIVE STAX TITLES ON 180-GRAM VINYL

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May. 30, 2019

BLACK MUSIC MONTH KICKS OFF WITH FIRST-TIME RELEASE OF 30 DIGITAL ALBUMS