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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest

Read "Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Stax Records defined the “Memphis Sound" of soul music in the 1960s. With a roster that took in Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas and Isaac Hayes, Stax and its sister label Volt provided the main competition to Motown as a home to classic soul acts.

Three separate ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016

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Having had the honor and pleasure to review over eighty records in 2016, choosing a dozen is a difficult task. There are featured blues and soul vocalists, which are maintaining the significance of these genres alive with the authentic talent and dedication required. Included are stimulating offerings from innovative fusion and experimental artists, as well as ...

William Bell: This Is Where I Live

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Stax Records was recently revived under the umbrella of the Concord Music Group, in a commendable gesture to acknowledge the southern soul artists on the legendary label. When Stax (formerly Satellite Records) originated in 1961, one of the first artists signed was a young singer/songwriter named William Bell, who hit the charts that same year with ...

NEWS: EVENT

Wattstax 40th Anniversary Event Monday August 20th

Conversations With: Wattstax 40th Anniversary Panel Discussion
Monday, August 20, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hear it from those who were there!
$5 Stax Museum Members, $10 Non-Members
Refreshments Served Monday, August 20, 2012 is the 40th Anniversary of Stax Records' historic Wattstax concert festival that was held in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

It may be the final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, but the festival isn’t winding down when it comes to exciting performances. This week, Lincoln Center celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the landmark Soul at the Center, highlighted by Valerie Simpson’s first tribute to her late partner, Nick Ashford, since his passing. The pair ...