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Happy Birthday To Legendary Guitarist Steve Cropper

Feb. 11, 2014 by

If Yankee Stadium is “the house that Babe Ruth built,” Stax Records is “the house that Booker T, and the MG’s built.” Integral to that potent combination is MG rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper. As a guitarist, A & R

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STAX CEO SHOCKED TO FIND THAT ATLANTIC RECORDS OWNS ALL MASTERS; ENDS DEAL

May. 6, 2013 by

Stax Records owner Jim Stewart refused to re-sign a distribution deal with Atlantic Records and terminated the agreement (May 6, 1968), after Atlantic was sold to Warner Bros – Seven Arts. Atlantic had sold itself to Warner Bros – Seven

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ASSASSINATED AT MEMPHIS MOTEL WHERE LEGENDARY R&B MUSICIANS GATHERED

Apr. 4, 2013 by

MLK ASSASSINATED AT MOTEL WHERE LEGENDARY SONGS WERE CREATED

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WILLIE MITCHELL DEAD AT 81

Jan. 5, 2013 by

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

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Stax Records Files For Bankruptcy

Dec. 19, 2012 by

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