Our final documentary of the season tells the story of the iconic Stax Records label, whose studio musicians provided the backbone and soul of the original Blues Brothers™ Rhythm and Blues Revue.
Funky. Emotional. Raw. Powerful. That was soul music in the Civil Rights era, and Stax Records did it like no other. Stax quickly became a hit-making machine, producing a massive catalog of Top 100 records that defined the Memphis Sound. From its rollicking atmosphere came giants including Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T and the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, and the Bar-Kays. Recording in a converted movie theater, the earthy results were often as stunning and transcendent as anything from the iconic Sun Records across town or Motown itself.
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