Stax label reincarnated with ‘Stax 50’

March 15, 2007

The Concord Music Group, which bought the legendary Memphis Stax catalog three years ago, is rolling out some new CDs of the music that made Memphis famous. First out of the gate is <i>Stax 50</i>, which marks the 50th anniversary of the label with a two-CD set. According to the Concord site, “This 2-CD digitally re-mastered set features all the major Stax and Stax/Atlantic hit singles including Green Onions, Respect, Hold On I’m Comin’, Soul Man, Knock On Wood, Born Under A Bad Sign, Theme from Shaft, Mr. Big Stuff and more!”

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Artists on the set includeRufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Booker T and the MGs, Otis Redding, the Bar-Keys, and Johnnie Taylor. Concord is also issuing CDs focused on Stax stars Carla Thomas and Jonnie Taylor.

For more on how to see more of Stax when you visit Memphis, go here.