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:
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Etichetta

N. cat  Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat  Paese Anno
VICP-61952 Good To Me - Live At The Whisky A Go Go, Vol. 2 Copertina album Otis Redding Good To Me - Live At The Whisky A Go Go, Vol. 2(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax, Victor VICP-61952 Japan 2002 Vendi questa versione
VICP-61954 Shaft Copertina album Isaac Hayes Shaft(CD, Album, RE) Stax VICP-61954 Japan 2002 Vendi questa versione
VICP-61956 Friction Copertina album The Soul Children* Friction(CD, Album, RE) Stax VICP-61956 Japan 2002 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62002 In Session Copertina album Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session(CD, Album) Stax VICP-62002 Japan 1999 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62004  Mr. Big Stuff Copertina album Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff (Album) VICP-62004 Japan 2002 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62283 Free Soul. The Classic Of Stax & Volt 2 Copertina album Various Free Soul. The Classic Of Stax & Volt 2(CD, Comp) Stax, Volt VICP-62283 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62291 #1 Record Copertina album Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Stax VICP-62291 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62292 Radio City Copertina album Big Star Radio City(CD, Album, RE, Min) Stax VICP-62292 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62335 At Wattstax Copertina album Isaac Hayes At Wattstax (Album) VICP-62335 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62339 ...To Be Continued +3 Copertina album Isaac Hayes ...To Be Continued +3(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) Stax, Enterprise VICP-62339 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62340 Cargoe Copertina album Cargoe Cargoe(CD, Album, RE) Stax VICP-62340 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62341 Say What You Mean Copertina album The Hot Dogs Say What You Mean(CD, Album, Pap) Stax VICP-62341 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
VICP-63502 Home +6 Copertina album Delaney & Bonnie Home +6(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Stax VICP-63502 Japan 2006 Vendi questa versione
VICP 40102-10 Various The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971(9xCD, Comp + Box) Stax VICP 40102-10 Japan 1993 Vendi questa versione
VIP-4063 Memphis Soul Rare Collection Vol.1 Copertina album Various Memphis Soul Rare Collection Vol.1(LP, Comp) Stax VIP-4063 Japan 1979 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5010 Years Gone By Copertina album Albert King Years Gone By (Album) VIP-5010 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5013 Genesis Copertina album The Soul Children* Genesis(LP, Album, Ltd) Stax VIP-5013 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5017 Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Copertina album The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Stax VIP-5017 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5018 Woman To Woman Copertina album Shirley Brown Woman To Woman(LP, Album, Ltd) Stax VIP-5018 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5032 Soul Children Copertina album Soul Children Soul Children(LP, Album, RE) Stax VIP-5032 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5033 The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues Copertina album Johnnie Taylor The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues(LP, Album) Stax VIP-5033 Japan 1969 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5034 Mr. Big Stuff Copertina album Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff (Album) VIP-5034 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5035 I've Been Lonely For So Long Copertina album Frederick Knight I've Been Lonely For So Long(LP, Album) Stax, Stax VIP-5035 Japan 1973 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5037 City In The Sky Copertina album Staple Singers* City In The Sky(LP, Album, Ltd) Stax VIP-5037 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5038 Rare Stamps Vol 1 Copertina album J.J. Barnes* & Steve Mancha J.J. Barnes* & Steve Mancha - Rare Stamps Vol 1(LP, Comp) Stax VIP-5038 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-5040 Dramatically Yours Copertina album Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - Dramatically Yours(LP, Album) Stax VIP-5040 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-6500 Sunshine Copertina album The Emotions Sunshine(LP, Album) Stax VIP-6500 Japan 1977 Vendi questa versione
VIP-6572 Soul Children Open Door Policy (Album) VIP-6572 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VIP-6609 Escape Hatch Copertina album Circle O'Fire Escape Hatch(LP, Album) Stax VIP-6609 Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
VK 67 Isaac Hayes Copertina album Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes(LP, Comp) Vogue, Vogue VK 67 Belgium Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOA 4007 Copy-Cat Copertina album Bar-Kays Copy-Cat(7", Single) Stax, Stax VOA 4007 Netherlands 1969 Vendi questa versione
VOA 4011 Don't Stop Dancing Copertina album Bar-Kays Don't Stop Dancing(7") Stax, Paramount Pictures Corporation VOA 4011 Netherlands Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOA-4034 Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Part I / Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Part II Copertina album Chuck Brooks Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Part I / Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Part II VOA-4034 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
VOA-4035 Singing About Love / Let Them See In Me Copertina album Jeanne & The Darlings Singing About Love / Let Them See In Me(7", TP) Stax VOA-4035 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOA-4043 Right, Tight And Out Of Sight / Slave For Love Copertina album Branding Iron Right, Tight And Out Of Sight / Slave For Love(7", Mono, TP) Stax VOA-4043 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
VOA-4046 Sweeter Tomorrow  Copertina album Margie Joseph Sweeter Tomorrow (7", S/Sided, TP) Stax VOA-4046 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
VOA-4050 Montego Bay Copertina album Bar-Kays Montego Bay(7", S/Sided, TP) Stax VOA-4050 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOA-4073 Son Of Shaft / Sang And Dance Copertina album The Bar-Kays* Son Of Shaft / Sang And Dance (Single) VOA-4073 US 1971 Vendi questa versione
VOA-4090 The Devil Is Dope Copertina album Dramatics* The Devil Is Dope(7", Single, Styrene) Volt VOA-4090 US 1973 Vendi questa versione
VOC 6019 A Dramatic Experience Copertina album The Dramatics A Dramatic Experience(Cass, Album) Stax VOC 6019 US 1973 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 141X Try A Little Tenderness Copertina album Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness(7", Single) Stax VOLT 141X Canada 1966 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 146X Otis Redding I Love You More Than Words Can Say(7") Stax VOLT 146X Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 148X Soul Finger / Knucklehead Copertina album Bar-Kays Soul Finger / Knucklehead(7", Single) Stax VOLT 148X Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 149X Shake / You Don't Miss Your Water Copertina album Otis Redding Shake / You Don't Miss Your Water(7") Stax VOLT 149X Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
Volt 151X How Can You Mistreat The One You Love Copertina album Jean & The Darlings* How Can You Mistreat The One You Love(7") Stax Volt 151X Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOLT 154X Give Everybody Some / Don't Do That Copertina album The Bar-Kays* Give Everybody Some / Don't Do That(7", Single) Stax VOLT 154X Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOLT 157X (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay  Copertina album Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (7", Single) Stax VOLT 157X Canada 1968 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 163X The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) / Open The Door Copertina album Otis Redding The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) / Open The Door(7", Single) Stax VOLT 163X Canada 1968 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 411 The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Copertina album Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads(LP, Album, Mono) Stax VOLT 411 Canada 1965 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 412 (C) Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul Copertina album Otis Redding Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul(LP, Album, Mono) Volt, Stax VOLT 412 (C) Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 413 The Soul Album Copertina album Otis Redding The Soul Album(LP, Album, Mono) Stax, Stax, Volt, Volt VOLT 413 Canada 1966 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 416 Otis Redding Live In Europe Copertina album Otis Redding Otis Redding Live In Europe(LP, Album) Stax, Volt VOLT 416 Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 418 History Of Otis Redding Copertina album Otis Redding History Of Otis Redding (Comp) VOLT 418 UK 1967 Vendi questa versione
VOLT-4010 So I Can Love You Copertina album The Emotions So I Can Love You(7", Single) Stax VOLT-4010 Canada 1969 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 4016X The Mad Lads By The Time I Get To Phoenix(7") Stax VOLT 4016X Canada 1969 Vendi questa versione
VOLT 4019X Midnight Cowboy / A.J. The House Fly Copertina album The Bar-Kays* Midnight Cowboy / A.J. The House Fly(7", Single) Stax VOLT 4019X Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOLT SD 417 Soul Finger Copertina album Bar-Kays Soul Finger(LP, Album) Stax VOLT SD 417 Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOS-6005 The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lads Copertina album The Mad Lads The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lads(LP, Album) Volt, Stax VOS-6005 Netherlands Unknown Vendi questa versione
VOS. 6006 With A Little Help From My Friends Copertina album Steve Cropper With A Little Help From My Friends(LP, Album) Volt, Stax VOS. 6006 Canada 1969 Vendi questa versione
VOS 6007 Mavis Staples Copertina album Mavis Staples Mavis Staples(LP, Album) Volt, Stax VOS 6007 Netherlands 1969 Vendi questa versione
WEA-3007 There'll Never Be Another Woman Copertina album John Edwards (3) There'll Never Be Another Woman(7", Mono, TP, sin) Stax WEA-3007 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-25213 Double Dynamite Copertina album Sam & Dave Double Dynamite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax, Atlantic WPCR-25213 Japan 2006 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27506 Double Dynamite Copertina album Sam & Dave Double Dynamite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-27506 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27512 Green Onions Copertina album Booker T & The MG's Green Onions(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27512 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27513 Soul Dressing Copertina album Booker T. & The MGs* Soul Dressing(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27513 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27531 The Soul Of A Bell Copertina album William Bell The Soul Of A Bell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music Japan Inc., Rhino Records (2), Stax WPCR-27531 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27543 Knock On Wood Copertina album Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-27543 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27544 Wanted One Soul Singer Copertina album Johnnie Taylor Wanted One Soul Singer(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Stax WPCR-27544 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27552 Doin' Our Thing Copertina album Booker T. & The MG's* Doin' Our Thing(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27552 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27561 Carla Copertina album Carla Thomas Carla(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27561 Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27606 And Now! Copertina album Booker T. & The MG's* And Now!(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Stax, Rhino Records (2), Stax, Warner Music WPCR-27606 Japan 2013 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27612 Hold On, I'm Comin' Copertina album Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin'(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27612 Japan 2013 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27664 Soul Men Copertina album Sam & Dave Soul Men(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Stax WPCR-27664 Japan 2013 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27665 The Queen Alone Copertina album Carla Thomas The Queen Alone(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Stax, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-27665 Japan 2013 Vendi questa versione
WPCR-27666 The Great Memphis Sound Copertina album The Mar-Keys The Great Memphis Sound(CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, RM) Stax, Stax WPCR-27666 Japan 2013 Vendi questa versione
X 2006 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)(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Stax X 2006 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
X 2009 The Booker T. Set Copertina album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* The Booker T. Set(Reel, Album, 4 T) Stax X 2009 US 1969 Vendi questa versione
X 2011 Rare Stamps Copertina album Eddie Floyd Rare Stamps(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) Stax X 2011 US 1969 Vendi questa versione
X 2027 McLemore Avenue Copertina album Booker T. & The M.G.'s* McLemore Avenue(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Stax X 2027 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1001 Soul Limbo Copertina album Booker T. And The M.G.'s* Soul Limbo(LP, Album, Mono) Stax XATS 1001 UK 1968 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1002 Live Wire / Blues Power Copertina album Albert King Live Wire / Blues Power(LP, Album, Mono) Stax XATS 1002 UK 1968 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1003 I've Never Found A Girl Copertina album Eddie Floyd I've Never Found A Girl(LP, Album, Mono) Stax XATS 1003 UK 1968 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1005 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, Mono) Stax XATS 1005 UK 1969 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1006 Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love(LP, Album, Mono) Stax XATS 1006 UK 1968 Vendi questa versione
XATS 1007 Various Stax Soul Explosion(LP, Comp) Stax XATS 1007 UK 1968 Vendi questa versione
Y8STX 1008 Be What You Are Copertina album The Staple Singers Be What You Are(8-Trk, Album, RE) Stax Y8STX 1008 UK 1974 Vendi questa versione
Z-112 Mar-Keys* Morning After(7", Single) Stax Z-112 Canada 1961 Vendi questa versione
Z.121 Po-Dunk / Pop-Eye Stroll Copertina album The Mar-Keys Po-Dunk / Pop-Eye Stroll (Single) Z.121 Canada 1961 Vendi questa versione
Z-126 Can't Ever Let You Go / It's Aw'rite Copertina album Rufus Thomas Can't Ever Let You Go / It's Aw'rite(7", Single) Stax Z-126 Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
Z. 127 Green Onions / Behave Yourself Copertina album Booker T. & The M.G.s* Green Onions / Behave Yourself(7", Single) Stax Z. 127 Canada 1962 Vendi questa versione
Z 131 Booker T & The MG's Jelly Bread / Aw' Mercy(7", Single) Stax Z 131 Canada 1963 Vendi questa versione
Z-133 Bo-Time / The Dribble Copertina album The Mar-Keys Bo-Time / The Dribble(7", Single) Stax Z-133 Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
Z 134 Booker T & The MG's Big Train - Home Grown(7") Stax Z 134 Canada 1963 Vendi questa versione
Z. 140 Fine & Mellow / Walking The Dog Copertina album Rufus Thomas Fine & Mellow / Walking The Dog(7", Single) Stax Z. 140 Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
Z. 142 Mo' Onions / Tic-Tac-Toe Copertina album Booker T. & The MG's* Mo' Onions / Tic-Tac-Toe(7", Single) Stax Z. 142 Canada 1963 Vendi questa versione
Z. 144 Can Your Monkey Do The Dog / I Want To Get Married Copertina album Rufus Thomas Can Your Monkey Do The Dog / I Want To Get Married(7", Single) Stax Z. 144 Canada Unknown Vendi questa versione
Z.150 Big Party / You Belong To Her Copertina album Barbara And The Browns* Big Party / You Belong To Her(7", Single) Stax Z.150 Canada 1964 Vendi questa versione
Z. 151 That's Really Some Good / Night Time Is The Right Time Copertina album Rufus* & Carla* Rufus* & Carla* - That's Really Some Good / Night Time Is The Right Time(7", Single) Stax Z. 151 Canada 1964 Vendi questa versione
Z. 169 Boot-Leg / Outrage Copertina album Booker T. & The MG's* Boot-Leg / Outrage(7", Single) Stax Z. 169 Canada 1965 Vendi questa versione
Z. 172 Carla Thomas Stop! Look What You're Doing / Every Ounce Of Strength(7", Single) Stax Z. 172 Canada 1965 Vendi questa versione