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

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The 50th anniversary celebration of Stax Records’ “Soul Explosion” continues throughout June, commemorating Black Music Month with the release of 30 Stax albums to digital platforms for the first time (one album per day for the entire month). Click here for the Release Calendar. Titles include the 1971 concept album Victim of the Joke? An Opera from acclaimed songwriter and …

BLACK MUSIC MONTH DIGITAL REISSUES – SOUL EXPLOSION

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As part of the Soul Explosion Anniversary – Craft Recordings celebrates the 50th anniversary of this prolific, make-or-break moment for Stax—and its enduring legacy—with a wide selection of physical and digital reissues. Additionally, Craft will pay tribute to the label throughout the year with a series of playlists, original content, contests and more. Learn more here.

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

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On May 31st, soul connoisseurs can get their hands on the Soul Explosion album, back on vinyl for the first time since 1969. As part of the label’s “Made in Memphis” reissue campaign, the lacquers for the 2-LP set were cut by Memphis-based engineer Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl and pressed locally at Memphis Record Pressing (MRP). Soul Explosion offers a sampling …

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

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Isaac Hayes Shaft– Music from the Soundtrack  (Deluxe Edition and Standard) RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2019 • Deluxe edition 2 CD set includes remastered Original Soundtrack and 22 bonus tracks from the Original Score • Standard edition CD includes remastered Original Soundtrack PRE-ORDER SHAFT After recording the music that would be used in the film in Culver City, CA, Isaac …

Record Store Day 2019

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Stax has 3 releases for Record Store Day 2019 FIND A STORE Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (Mono) (180-gram vinyl) Albert King’s legendary first album for Stax Records, featuring Booker T. & The MGs and the Memphis Horns. The Indianola, Mississippi-born “King of the Blues Guitar” cemented his legacy with this early-career set. While he’d recorded for …

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

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When it comes to soul, Stax Records owned the ’60s. Classic records from Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus & Carla Thomas,and a legion of others helped transform what was once known as rhythm ‘n’ blues into rugged, emotionally bare “soul” music. This made Stax one of the decade’s most influential labels of any genre. It all crescendoed in 1968, a tempest-tossed …

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

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 HONOR MARKS FIRST GRAMMY WIN FOR WRITER LYNELL GEORGE Stax Records, along with Craft Recordings  ̶  the Catalog Division of Concord Music  ̶  are thrilled to announce a GRAMMY® win for Best Album Notes, awarded to Los Angeles-based journalist and essayist Lynell George for her work on the Otis Redding album, Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings. …

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

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On March 9th, 2018 Stax Records will release Tearing at the Seams, the highly anticipated new album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Tearing at the Seams follows the band’s critically and commercially lauded self-titled debut album, which is certified GOLD in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada and Silver in the U.K. “You Worry Me,” the lead single from the new album, is premiering worldwide today— …

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

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STAX SINGLES, VOL. 4: RARITIES & THE BEST OF THE REST DUE OUT FEBRUARY 9th   6-CD BOX SET COMPLETES POPULAR SERIES, OFFERING A DEEPER DIVE  INTO THE MEMPHIS LABEL’S MULTIPLE IMPRINTS   TITLE ROUNDS OUT COLLECTION OF ICONIC REISSUES CELEBRATING STAX RECORDS’ 60TH ANNIVERSARY Los Angeles, CA – Craft Recordings, the Catalog Division of Concord Music, is pleased to announce the …

NEW COMPILATION, STAX COUNTRY

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UNIQUE COLLECTION UNEARTHS RARE AND UNRELEASED COUNTRY TRACKS FROM THE LATTER DAYS OF THE STAX RECORDS EMPIRE TITLE JOINS A COLLECTION OF ICONIC REISSUES CELEBRATING STAX RECORDS’ 60TH ANNIVERSARY Los Angeles, Calif   ̶  Craft Recordings, the catalog division of Concord Music Group, is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Stax Country, a collection of rare and unreleased country songs, recorded in the …