Jim Stewart

Real Name:
Jim Stewart
Profile:
Record executive, born 29 July 1930 in Middleton, Tennessee. Co-founder of Stax Records.
Raised on a farm in Middleton, Tennessee, Stewart moved to Memphis in 1948, after graduating from high school. He worked at Sears, at First National Bank, and then was drafted into the United States Army. After serving for two years, Stewart returned to his job as a bank clerk in Memphis in 1953.
Stewart was a part-time fiddle player and joined a local country music group called the Canyon Cowboys. He worked days as a banker at Union Planters Bank. In 1957, Stewart launched his own record label, then called Satellite Records, which issued country music records. His sister, Estelle Axton, mortgaged her home to invest in her brother's venture by buying an Ampex 300 tape recorder. In 1959, the label moved into the former Capitol Theatre in Memphis. The auditorium was converted to studio space and the stage converted to a control room. To save money, Stewart did not level the floor. This created unique acoustics, which showed up in the recordings made there. After Stax went bankrupt in 1976, Stewart kept a low profile and intensely protected his privacy. When he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (Non-Performer), he sent his two granddaughters to the induction ceremony to accept the award on his behalf.
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Remix

Jim Stewart - Genesis album art The Soul Children* The Soul Children* - Genesis (Album) Stax US 1972 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

none Jim Stewart - Freaky With You album art Nelly Featuring Jacquees Nelly Featuring Jacquees - Freaky With You(File, FLAC, Single) Records (11), Columbia none Europe 2018

Writing & Arrangement

Jim Stewart - "Love Means..." album art Carla Thomas Carla Thomas - "Love Means..." (Album) Stax US 1971 Sell This Version
716882 Jim Stewart - The Complete Satellite Records Singles album art Various Blue Roses (as James Stewart) Various - The Complete Satellite Records Singles(CD, Comp) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 716882 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Production

Jim Stewart - Last Night! album art The Mar-Keys The Mar-Keys - Last Night! (Album) Atlantic US 1961 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Green Onions album art Booker T. & The M.G.s* Booker T. & The M.G.s* - Green Onions (Album) Stax US 1962 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Walk Right In album art Gus Cannon Gus Cannon - Walk Right In (Album) Stax US 1962 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Walking The Dog album art Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (Album) Stax US 1963 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Pain In My Heart album art Otis Redding Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads album art Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (Album) Volt Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul album art Otis Redding Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Album) Volt, Volt US 1965 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Don't Fight It album art Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - Don't Fight It (Single) Atlantic US 1965 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Soul Dressing album art Booker T. & The MGs* Booker T. & The MGs* - Soul Dressing (Album) Stax Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - In The Midnight Hour / I'm Not Tired album art Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour / I'm Not Tired (Single) Atlantic Sweden 1965 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Watching The Late Late Show / Sookie Sookie album art Don Covay & The Goodtimers Sookie Sookie Don Covay & The Goodtimers - Watching The Late Late Show / Sookie Sookie (Single) Atlantic US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - The Exciting Wilson Pickett album art Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Album) Atlantic US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Carla album art Carla Thomas Carla Thomas - Carla (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax Europe 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - And Now! album art Booker T. & The MG's* Booker T. & The MG's* - And Now! (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
S-414 Jim Stewart - In Action album art The Mad Lads The Mad Lads - In Action(LP, Album) Volt S-414 US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul - Complete & Unbelievable album art Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul - Complete & Unbelievable (Album) Volt UK 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Hold On, I'm Comin' album art Sam & Dave Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin' (Album) Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) / That's A Man's Way album art Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) / That's A Man's Way (Single) Atlantic Canada 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Double Dynamite album art Sam & Dave Sam & Dave - Double Dynamite (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - Memphis Gold Vol. I album art Various Various - Memphis Gold Vol. I (Comp) Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Jim Stewart - The Soul Album album art Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Soul Album (Album) Volt, Volt, Volt US 1966 Sell This Version