The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
Stax Records has announced the signing of Memphis quartet Southern Avenue, who will release their debut album in spring 2017.
The first album by Melissa Etheridge in her new deal with Stax/Concord, MEmphis Rock and Soul, will be out on 7 October, 2016.
In the summer of 1969, the reconfigured Bar-Kays were seeing their first US chart action, albeit modestly, with the album Gotta Groove.
'Knock On Wood' hitmaker Eddie Floyd made some fine album music that's well worth investigating, including 1969's You've Got To Have Eddie.
Bobby Rush, now 82 and one of the great names in southern funk-blues, has signed to Rounder and will release the album Porcupine Meat on 16 September.
The death has been confirmed of trumpeter Wayne Jackson, a mainstay of countless classic soul and rock records as a member of the Memphis Horns.
A great songwriter and producer who worked with a diverse range of artists, from Elvis Presley to Petula Clark and the outlaw country musicians of the 1970s
The duo were holding on for their first R&B No. 1 with a gem from the Isaac Hayes/David Porter songbook.
Wilson Pickett began as a gospel singer in Detroit, Michigan before finding the blues and becoming one of the most respected soul singers of his generation
William Bell, a much-admired survivor of the vintage Stax era, is back on the label. His album This Is Where I Live is out on Stax via Concord on 3 June.
Longtime favourite rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will arrive on Stax Records with an album celebrating the famous company this summer.
Call It What It Is, the new studio album by Ben Harper with the Innocent Criminals, will be accompanied by North American and European tours.
Stax of Wax, a new retail store devoted to vinyl records and inspired by Satellite Records, the retail arm of Stax, has opened in Malibu, California.
Bar-Kays co-founder Ben Cauley, who died Sept 21, connects Otis Redding, with whom the Bar-Kays toured, and Keith Richards, on whose new album he appears.
Denver roots frontman Nathaniel Rateliff and his band the Night Sweats release their self-titled album on Friday (21), on Stax domestically and via UMGI.