Stax

Stax

Profilo:
Stax Records is synonymous with Southern soul music. Originally known as Satellite (2), the Memphis company was founded in 1959 by Jim Stewart and his sister, Estelle Axton, and took its new name in 1961 from the first two letters of their last names.

Among the many artists who scored hits on Stax and its Volt subsidiary during the Sixties were Rufus Thomas and his daughter Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MG's (an inter-racial instrumental quartet that also served as the label's rhythm section), Mable John, Sam & Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Bar-Kays, The and Otis Redding. Redding's death in December 1967 signaled the end of the first Stax era (which Atlantic distributed and retains distribution rights).

Subsequently the company spawned a new crop of hitmakers, among them Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, the Soul Children, The Emotions, the Rance Allen Group, Shirley Brown, Luther Ingram and The Dramatics. The company was sold to Paramount Pictures in 1968 (only to be sold back to Jim Stewart in 1972). It then entered a distribution deal with Columbia Records, only to find out that it was given a raw deal with more Stax product ending up as cut-outs and intentionally given poor marketing and distribution support. Stax was in deep financial trouble with various creditors (particularly the Union Planters Bank in Memphis, from whom Stewart borrowed money to start the company and eventually mortgaged the converted movie theater that was the Stax headquarters) and collapsed, going bankrupt in 1975.

A year and a half later in June 1977, the company's masters and related assets were purchased at an auction by Fantasy, Inc., which periodically revived the Stax and Volt labels for new recordings and reissuing older post-1967 material in addition to releasing previously unreleased pre-March 1968 Stax/Volt recordings, to which it controls the rights.

In 2008, Concord Music Group revived Stax as an active label with new artist signings including Jill Scott, Leela James, Angie Stone, and Nikka Costa.

Labelcode: LC 00914

Dating Stax Records

Atlantic distribution:
1962-1968 (701-726) Mono labels are light blue and stereo labels are yellow. Both have the original stacked record logo.

March 1968-1975:
1968-1972 (2000-2045,3001) Yellow label with blue finger snap logo.
1972-1975 (2046-2047, 3002-3024, 5500 series) Yellow label with brown finger snap logo.

Fantasy releases:
1977-1980s (4100 & 8500 series) Purple and white label with black finger snap logo.

1987 June - September.
STAX 801 - 820 series of 20 Stax 7" re-issues. The vinyl pressings were actually manufactured in France with 4 prong centers but this was officially a UK release and the specially designed Stax company sleeves were British with the distributor's London address details on the back of the sleeve along with information of all the other 19 releases and expected release dates. Copyright dates of the original issues are retained on the labels. Most, if not all, have different B sides to the original issues.

Further pointers : Rondor Music credits - Rondor did not aquire the publishing rights to the East Memphis Music catalogue until sometime in 1981 so any credits for Rondor Music on labels or sleeves mean the release cannot date from earlier.
Sottoetichette
Etichetta principale:
Informazioni di contatto:
[1998]
Stax Records
Tenth and Parker
Berkeley, CA 94710

Original label:
926 E. McLemore Avenue,
Memphis, Tennesee
(now the address of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, on the site of the original company headquarters which was demolished in 1989)
On the yellow label with brown fingersnap
Stax Records, Inc., 98 North Avalon, Memphis, USA
Siti:
[l24936]

Etichetta

N. cat  Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat  Paese Anno
1A-006-63361 Hang On Louie Copertina Album Shirley Brown Hang On Louie(7") Stax 1A-006-63361 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
1A 006-63489 Theme From Shaft / (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft / (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right(7") Stax 1A 006-63489 Netherlands 1973 Vendi questa versione
1A 006-63490 Time Is Tight / Soul Limbo Copertina Album Booker T.* Time Is Tight / Soul Limbo(7", Single) Stax 1A 006-63490 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
1A006-63491 Knock On Wood / Bring It On Home To Me Copertina Album Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood / Bring It On Home To Me(7", Single, RE) Stax 1A006-63491 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90 005 Take Care Of Your Homework / Hold On This Time Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Take Care Of Your Homework / Hold On This Time(7", Single) Stax 1C 006-90 005 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90 088 I Like What You're Doing (To Me) / Strung Out Copertina Album Carla Thomas I Like What You're Doing (To Me) / Strung Out(7") Stax 1 C 006-90 088 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90 091 I've Got To Have Your Love Copertina Album Eddie Floyd I've Got To Have Your Love(7", Single) Stax 1 C 006-90 091 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C006-90 109 My Baby Specializes / Left Over Love Copertina Album William Bell & Judy Clay William Bell & Judy Clay - My Baby Specializes / Left Over Love (Single) 1 C006-90 109 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90188 Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love You Copertina Album Booker T. & The MG's* Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love You(7", Single, Mono) Stax, Stax 1C 006-90188 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90188 M Time Is Tight Copertina Album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Time Is Tight (Single) 1C 006-90188 M Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90 198 (Sittin' On The) Dock Of The Bay / Top Of The Mountain Copertina Album The Staple Singers (Sittin' On The) Dock Of The Bay / Top Of The Mountain(7", Single) Stax 1 C 006-90 198 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90286 Testify (I Wonna) / I Had A Fight With Love Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Testify (I Wonna) / I Had A Fight With Love(7", Single) Stax 1 C 006-90286 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90 312 M Mrs. Robinson / Soul Clap '69 Copertina Album Booker T And The MG's* Mrs. Robinson / Soul Clap '69(7", Single, Mono) Stax 1 C 006-90 312 M Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1c 006-90 375 I Need You Woman Copertina Album William Bell, Carla Thomas William Bell, Carla Thomas - I Need You Woman(7", Single) Stax 1c 006-90 375 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C006-90380 So I Can Love You / Got To Be The Man Copertina Album The Emotions So I Can Love You / Got To Be The Man(7", Single) Stax 1C006-90380 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1 C006-90382 M My Whole World Is Falling Down / All God's Children Got Soul Copertina Album William Bell My Whole World Is Falling Down / All God's Children Got Soul (Single) 1 C006-90382 M Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90 407 The Challenge / The Gardner Copertina Album The Staple Singers The Challenge / The Gardner(7") Stax 1C 006-90 407 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C006-90 408 Love's Sweet Sensation Copertina Album William Bell, Mavis Staples William Bell, Mavis Staples - Love's Sweet Sensation(7", Single) Stax 1 C006-90 408 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90 494 Don't Tell Your Mama / Consider Me Copertina Album Eddie Floyd Don't Tell Your Mama / Consider Me(7", Single) Stax 1C 006-90 494 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-90 526 M I Could Never Be President / It's Amazing Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor I Could Never Be President / It's Amazing(7", Single, Mono) Stax, Stax 1 C 006-90 526 M Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90 577 Slum Baby Copertina Album Booker T & The M.G.'s* Slum Baby(7") Stax 1C 006-90 577 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-90 714 Why Is The Wine Sweeter / People, Get It Together Copertina Album Eddie Floyd Why Is The Wine Sweeter / People, Get It Together(7") Stax 1C 006-90 714 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C006-91 059 M Love Bones Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Love Bones(7", Single, Mono) Stax, Stax 1 C006-91 059 M Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-91 182 Do The Funky Chicken Copertina Album Rufus Thomas Do The Funky Chicken(7", Single) Stax 1 C 006-91 182 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-91 258 California Girl / Woodman Copertina Album Eddie Floyd California Girl / Woodman(7") Stax 1C 006-91 258 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-91 558 Steal Away / Friday Night Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Steal Away / Friday Night(7") Stax 1C 006-91 558 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-91649M The Time For Love Is Anytime / (I'm Going Back To) Living In The City Copertina Album Carla Thomas The Time For Love Is Anytime / (I'm Going Back To) Living In The City(7", Single) Stax 1C 006-91649M Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 006-91 867 I Stand Accused Copertina Album Isaac Hayes I Stand Accused(7", Single) Stax 1C 006-91 867 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 C 006-91987 I Am Somebody Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor I Am Somebody(7") Stax 1 C 006-91987 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C 006-91 989 M The Best Years Of My Life Copertina Album Eddie Floyd The Best Years Of My Life(7", Single) Stax 1C 006-91 989 M Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 048-91723 Memphis Soul Sound Copertina Album Various Memphis Soul Sound(LP, Comp) Stax, Stax 1C 048-91723 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 052-28 402 Soul Train U.S.A. Copertina Album Various Soul Train U.S.A.(LP, Comp) Stax 1C 052-28 402 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-90 024 I've Never Found A Girl Copertina Album Eddie Floyd I've Never Found A Girl(LP, Album) Stax 1 C 062-90 024 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-90 028 Who's Making Love Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love(LP, Album) Stax 1 C 062-90 028 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-90 200 Up Tight (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture) Copertina Album Booker T And The M.G.'s* Up Tight (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture)(LP, Album) Stax 1 C 062-90 200 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C 062-90357 We'll Get Over Copertina Album The Staple Singers We'll Get Over(LP, Album) Stax 1C 062-90357 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-90 358 Memphis Queen Copertina Album Carla Thomas Memphis Queen(LP, Album) Stax 1 C 062-90 358 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 062-90 359 The Booker T. Set Copertina Album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* The Booker T. Set(LP, Album) Stax 1C 062-90 359 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1C 062-90 680 Soul Limbo Copertina Album Booker T & The MG's Soul Limbo(LP, Album, RE) Stax 1C 062-90 680 Germany Unknown Vendi questa versione
1C 062-90 704 Hot Buttered Soul Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul (Album) 1C 062-90 704 Germany 1969 Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-90 967 Home Copertina Album Delaney & Bonnie Home(LP, Album) Stax 1 C 062-90 967 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1C 062-91 242 McLemore Avenue Copertina Album Booker T & The Mg's McLemore Avenue(LP, Album, Gat) Stax 1C 062-91 242 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 C 062-91 426 The Isaac Hayes Movement Copertina Album Isaac Hayes The Isaac Hayes Movement(LP, Album, Gat) Stax 1 C 062-91 426 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 C062-92 144 ...To Be Continued Copertina Album Isaac Hayes ...To Be Continued(LP, Album) Stax, Stax, Enterprise, Enterprise 1 C062-92 144 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 C062-92 145 Greatest Hits Copertina Album Booker T & The MG's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Stax 1 C062-92 145 Germany 1970 Vendi questa versione
1 SAM 017 Wattstax: The Living Word Copertina Album Various Wattstax: The Living Word(2xLP, Album, Gat) Stax 1 SAM 017 Spain 1973 Vendi questa versione
1T1-8495 High On The Blues Copertina Album Jimmy McCracklin High On The Blues(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Stax 1T1-8495 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
2SCD-88004-2 Live At The Sahara Tahoe Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Live At The Sahara Tahoe (Album) 2SCD-88004-2 US 1989 Vendi questa versione
2SCD-88006-2 Isaac Hayes Black Moses (Album) 2SCD-88006-2 US 1989 Vendi questa versione
2SCD-88007-2 Wattstax The Living Word Copertina Album Various Wattstax The Living Word(2xCD, Comp) Stax 2SCD-88007-2 US 1989 Vendi questa versione
2SCD-88014-2 Double Feature Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Double Feature (Comp) 2SCD-88014-2 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
2SCD-88040-2 The Melvin Van Peebles Collection Copertina Album Melvin Van Peebles The Melvin Van Peebles Collection(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Stax 2SCD-88040-2 US 1999 Vendi questa versione
3SCD-4424-2 Time Is Tight Copertina Album Booker T. & The MGs* Time Is Tight (Comp) 3SCD-4424-2 US 1998 Vendi questa versione
3SCD-4432-2 Lifetime - A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1965-1999 Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Lifetime - A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1965-1999(3xCD, Comp) Stax 3SCD-4432-2 US 2000 Vendi questa versione
3SCD 4440-2 Music From The Wattstax Festival & Film Copertina Album Various Music From The Wattstax Festival & Film(3xCD, Comp, RM) Stax 3SCD 4440-2 Europe 2003 Vendi questa versione
3SCD-88043-2 Ultimate Isaac Hayes - Can You Dig It? Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Ultimate Isaac Hayes - Can You Dig It? (Comp) 3SCD-88043-2 US 2005 Vendi questa versione
4E 006-90696 M By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Walk On By Copertina Album Isaac Hayes By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Walk On By(7", Single) Stax 4E 006-90696 M Sweden 1969 Vendi questa versione
4ES-0298 Shaft Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Shaft(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Moving Image Entertainment, Enterprise, Stax 4ES-0298 Italy Unknown Vendi questa versione
4SCD-4429-2 The Stax Story Copertina Album Various The Stax Story (Comp) 4SCD-4429-2 Europe 2000 Vendi questa versione
5C-052Z 62266 Theme from Shaft Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft(12", Single) Stax 5C-052Z 62266 Netherlands 1982 Vendi questa versione
5C 052Z-62266 Theme From Shaft Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft(12", Single) Stax, EMI 5C 052Z-62266 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5C 006-61653 Can't Give Up A Good Thing / Signed, Sealed And Delivered Copertina Album Soul Children Can't Give Up A Good Thing / Signed, Sealed And Delivered(7") Stax 5C 006-61653 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5C 038-62637 Solid Soul 4 Copertina Album Various Solid Soul 4(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 038-62637 Netherlands Unknown Vendi questa versione
5C 052-60744  Melting Pot Copertina Album Booker T & The MG's Melting Pot(LP) Stax 5C 052-60744 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5C 052-62749 Chronicle: Their Greatest Stax Hits Copertina Album Rufus Thomas & Carla Thomas Rufus Thomas & Carla Thomas - Chronicle: Their Greatest Stax Hits(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 052-62749 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
5C 052-62750 Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits Copertina Album The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 052-62750 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
5C 052 62752 Chronicle: Greatest Hits Copertina Album The Emotions Chronicle: Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 052 62752 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
5C 052-62759 Chronicle Copertina Album Eddie Floyd Chronicle(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 052-62759 Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
5C 062-61376 Hotbed Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Hotbed(LP, Album, Gat) Stax 5C 062-61376 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5C 252-92145 Greatest Hits Copertina Album Booker T & The M.G.'s* Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Stax 5C 252-92145 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5MP-S8504 Blues For Elvis Copertina Album Albert King Blues For Elvis(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MP-S8504 US 1980 Vendi questa versione
5MP-S8505 Greatest Hits Copertina Album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, RE) Stax 5MP-S8505 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
5MP S8509 Black Moses Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Black Moses(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MP S8509 US 1981 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8513 I'll Play The Blues For You Copertina Album Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MPS-8513 US 1981 Vendi questa versione
5MP S8517 Albert King Lovejoy(Cass, Album) Stax 5MP S8517 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
5MP-S8520 Super Hits Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Super Hits(Cass, Comp) Stax 5MP-S8520 US 1983 Vendi questa versione
5MP S8521 Melting Pot Copertina Album Booker T & The MG's Melting Pot(Cass) Stax 5MP S8521 US 1983 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8531 The Booker T. Set Copertina Album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* The Booker T. Set(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Stax 5MPS 8531 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8536 I Wanna Get Funky Copertina Album Albert King I Wanna Get Funky(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Stax 5MPS 8536 US 1987 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8537 Taylored In Silk Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Taylored In Silk(Cass, Album) Stax 5MPS 8537 US 1973 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8541 The Best Of William Bell Copertina Album William Bell The Best Of William Bell(Cass, Comp) Stax 5MPS 8541 US 1988 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8542 The Best Of The Bar-Kays Copertina Album Bar-Kays The Best Of The Bar-Kays(Cass, Comp) Stax 5MPS-8542 US 1988 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8544 Albert King, Steve Cropper & Pop Staples* Albert King, Steve Cropper & Pop Staples* - Jammed Together(Cass, Album, Dol) Stax 5MPS 8544 US 1969 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8551 Superblues, Vol. 1 All-Time Classic Blues Hits Copertina Album Various Superblues, Vol. 1 All-Time Classic Blues Hits(Cass, Album, Comp) Stax 5MPS 8551 US 1990 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8554 Mr. Big Stuff Copertina Album Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff(Cass, Album) Stax 5MPS-8554 US 1990 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8557 Thursday Night In San Francisco  Copertina Album Albert King Thursday Night In San Francisco (Cass, Album) Stax 5MPS-8557 US 1990 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8564 I've Been Lonely For So Long Copertina Album Frederick Knight I've Been Lonely For So Long(Cass, Album, RE) Stax, Stax 5MPS-8564 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8572 Remember Me (22 Previously Unissued Tracks) Copertina Album Otis Redding Remember Me (22 Previously Unissued Tracks)(Cass, Album, Dol) Stax, Stax 5MPS 8572 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
5MPS-8574 Starting All Over Again Copertina Album Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MPS-8574 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8577 The M.G.'s Copertina Album The M.G.'s The M.G.'s(Cass, Album, RE) Stax 5MPS 8577 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
5MPS 8580 I'll Run Your Hurt Away Copertina Album Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away(Cass, Album) Stax 5MPS 8580 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
5N 052N-60744 Melting Pot Copertina Album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Melting Pot(LP, Album) Stax 5N 052N-60744 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5N 052N-60814 The Best Of Isaac Hayes Copertina Album Isaac Hayes The Best Of Isaac Hayes(LP, Comp) Stax, Stax, Stax 5N 052N-60814 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5N052N90413 Soul Children Copertina Album Soul Children Soul Children(LP, RE) Stax 5N052N90413 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5N 052N-90704 Hot Buttered Soul Copertina Album Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul(LP, Album, RE) Stax 5N 052N-90704 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5N 058N-60215 Off The Wall Copertina Album Fat Larry's Band Off The Wall(LP, Album) Stax 5N 058N-60215 Netherlands 1977 Vendi questa versione
5N 156N-60320/21 Chronicle: The Twenty Greatest Hits Copertina Album Johnnie Taylor Chronicle: The Twenty Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) Stax, Stax, Stax 5N 156N-60320/21 Netherlands 1977 Vendi questa versione
5N 006-60304 Shouting Out Love Copertina Album The Emotions Shouting Out Love(7") Stax 5N 006-60304 Netherlands 1977 Vendi questa versione
5N 052-60745 Mr. Big Stuff Copertina Album Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff(LP, Album) Stax, Stax 5N 052-60745 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione
5N 052-60799 Soul Folk In Action Copertina Album The Staple Singers Soul Folk In Action(LP, Album, RE) Stax, Stax 5N 052-60799 Netherlands 1978 Vendi questa versione