Founded in Memphis in 1957 asย Satellite Records, the name Stax Records was adopted in 1961. The label was a major factor in the creation of theย Southern soulย andย Memphis soulย music styles, also releasingย gospel,ย funk,ย jazz, andย bluesย recordings. ย The label helpedย launch the careers of unknowns who would become icons, cranking out a massive catalog of smash soul hits by the likes ofย Isaac Hayes,ย Otis Redding,ย the Staple Singers,ย Wilson Pickett,ย Luther Ingram,ย Albert King,ย the Bar-Kays,ย Booker T. & the MG’s,ย Johnnie Taylor,ย Rufus and Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today. On its many and varied labels, Stax Records also recorded such legends asย Big Star,ย Rev. Jesse Jackson,ย Bill Cosby,ย Moms Mabley, and the Grammy-winning comedic geniusย Richard Pryor.

Here are a few Stax titles we have in our shop:

Wendy Rene Stax and Volt singles just out on Light in the Attic Records (This record is amazing):

We also have a large selection of Stax/Volt 45s.

To read more about Stax visit their website here.