Founded in 57 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax in four years and shared its operations with Volt. Featuring several popular integrated bands and a similar team of staff and artists, it was unprecedented in that period of racial strife and tension. Their use of “one studio, one equipment set-up, the same set of musicians and a small group of songwriters” led to a readily identifiable sound based in gospel, blues, country, funk, and RnB, influential in the creation of Memphis and Southern soul. I’m your Uncle Marty, with adventure number 557 of The 3D RadioActivity, as we focus on their tracks by and about relationships with the Ladies and Babies of all ages.
There’s 19 Tracks from Stax Studios, on the Volt, Satellite, Atlantic and home record label. We have several compilations from this Memphis Music Multitude, giving us quite a lot of tunes to touch on, well over a couple hundred more, so our Tennessee treasure hunt will continue next time too! Got any suggestions? Then tell me by sending email, or with a message on our Facebook page which has links to the archives of all the earlier episodes and airedorable graphics in the photo section. Look for us on Denver’s MileHiRadio, Theacidflashback.com, TuneIn, and InternetFM dot com, because the best FM radio is now on the Internet.
Until we meet again, Keep Rockin’ On!
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