From Otis Redding to Isaac Hayes to Booker T & The MG’s, Stax Records challenged Motown for dominance in the world of R&B/soul music. However, while the serendipitous label gave us hits like, “Hold On! I’m Comin'” and “I’ll Take You There,” behind the music Stax suffered from industry politics, Jim Crow-era racism and just bad plain bad luck. In our first 2017 Black History Month special, we explore the highs, lows and legacy of this pioneering soul record label.
• 00:00:00: Intro
• 00:06:50: The Stax Atlantic/Stewart-Axton Years (1957-1968)
• 01:03:15: The Stax/Al Bell Years (1968-1975)
• 01:50:52: Most Famous Stax Hip-Hop Samples
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