Jim Stewart

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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Jim Stewart Discography Tracks

Remix

The Soul Children* The Soul Children* - Genesis (Album) Stax US 1972 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Carla Thomas Carla Thomas - "Love Means..." (Album) Stax US 1971 Sell This Version

Production

The Mar-Keys The Mar-Keys - Last Night! (Album) Atlantic US 1961 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The M.G.s* Booker T. & The M.G.s* - Green Onions (Album) Stax US 1962 Sell This Version
Gus Cannon Gus Cannon - Walk Right In (Album) Stax US 1962 Sell This Version
Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (Album) Stax US 1963 Sell This Version
Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (Album) Volt Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Otis Redding Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Album) Volt, Volt, Volt US 1965 Sell This Version
Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - Don't Fight It (Single) Atlantic US 1965 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MGs* Booker T. & The MGs* - Soul Dressing (Album) Stax Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour / I'm Not Tired (Single) Atlantic Sweden 1965 Sell This Version
Don Covay & The Goodtimers Sookie Sookie Don Covay & The Goodtimers - Watching The Late Late Show / Sookie Sookie (Single) Atlantic US 1966 Sell This Version
Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Album) Atlantic US 1966 Sell This Version
Carla Thomas Carla Thomas - Carla (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax Europe 1966 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* Booker T. & The MG's* - And Now! (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
S-414 The Mad Lads The Mad Lads - In Action(LP, Album) Volt S-414 US 1966 Sell This Version
Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul - Complete & Unbelievable (Album) Volt UK 1966 Sell This Version
Sam & Dave Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin' (Album) Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett - 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) / That's A Man's Way (Single) Atlantic US 1966 Sell This Version
Sam & Dave Sam & Dave - Double Dynamite (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Various Various - Memphis Gold Vol. I (Comp) Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Otis Redding Otis Redding - The Soul Album (Album) Volt, Volt, Volt US 1966 Sell This Version
584038 The Mad Lads The Mad Lads - Sugar Sugar / Get Out Of My Life, Woman(7") Atlantic 584038 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Bar-Kays Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (Album) Volt South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
Arthur Conley Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (Album) ATCO Records Japan 1967 Sell This Version