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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Stax News Archive

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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

SOULSVILLE FOUNDATION, STAX MUSIC ACADEMY AND STAX RECORDS HOLD SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

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Nov. 12, 2020

CRAFT RECORDINGS RELEASES TIMELY LYRIC VIDEO FOR “RESPECT YOURSELF”

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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

TRIBUTE TO GOSPEL TRUTH RECORDS WITH FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE OF 25 ALBUMS FROM THE STAX IMPRINT’S CATALOG

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Feb. 02, 2020

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Dec. 07, 2019

BIG STAR’S #1 RECORD AND RADIO CITY TO BE REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL

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Dec. 06, 2019

The Memphis Masters

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Oct. 29, 2019

COME GO WITH ME: THE STAX COLLECTION DELUXE 7-LP BOX SET CELEBRATES THE STAPLE SINGERS’ STAX YEARS

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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

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May. 07, 2019

BLACK MUSIC MONTH DIGITAL REISSUES – SOUL EXPLOSION

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May. 07, 2019

Soul Explosion 2-LP Reissue – Release Date May 31st

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Apr. 26, 2019

Stax set to release Deluxe Edition of Shaft – Music from the Soundtrack

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Apr. 10, 2019

Record Store Day 2019

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Sep. 27, 2018

STAX ’68: A MEMPHIS STORY DUE OUT OCTOBER 19th

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Jan. 28, 2018

OTIS REDDING’s LIVE AT THE WHISKY A GO GO: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS RECEIVES GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST ALBUM NOTES

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Jan. 10, 2018

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS RETURN WITH “TEARING AT THE SEAMS” OUT MARCH 9TH ON STAX RECORDS

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Jan. 05, 2018

STAX SINGLES, VOL. 4: RARITIES & THE BEST OF THE REST