WILLIE MITCHELL DEAD AT 81

R&B legend Willie Mitchell died today (January 5, 2010) at the age of 81. Mitchell had a heart attack on December 19 and was hospitalized at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis for over two weeks. “The great music city of Memphis has lost a legend with the passing of producer/engineer Willie Mitchell. A recipient of […]

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Stax Records Files For Bankruptcy

Memphis, Tennessee based record label Stax was forced into bankruptcy today (December 19, 1975). Stax was forced into bankruptcy not because of its roster, or poor sales, but due to a restrictive distribution deal with CBS Records. In 1972, Stax President/owner Al Bell entered into a distribution agreement with CBS Records and it’s then head, […]

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