Tonight most PBS stations will host Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story. This documentary tells the story of how blacks and whites came together in Memphis to make music that still rocks the house. Names such as Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Booker T and the MGs, and Otis Redding developed their sound in the Stax studios, which were located in a former movie studio.
Only recently in Memphis has Stax Records received the attention it deserves. Now visitors can come to Soulsville to see exhibits about the studio and the people who created music there.
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