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  Stax Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976.
The first successful artists recorded by Satellite were vocalists Rufus and Carla Thomas, a father-daughter duo whose work attracted Atlantic Records, with whom Stewart made a contract giving ownership of master tapes and first choice on releasing recordings.
Fantasy Records bought the post-Atlantic (post-May 1968) Stax recordings and continued to repackage and rerelease the Stax catalogue.
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 Stax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
StAX is also an acronym for Streaming API for XML (a Java based API for pull-parsing XML).
Stax is best known for their electrostatic and electret headphones, called "ear speakers." Electrostatic headphones work just like electrostatic loudspeakers, yet on a smaller scale.
To reduce costs, Stax made a line of Electret headphones, which are often confused for their better known electrostatic headphones, but which work on a different principle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stax   (276 words)

  
 Stax Records
Atlantic Records brought in two of their recording acts, the duo Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett, to Memphis to record at the Stax studio.
Stax Records itself had added William Bell, Eddie Floyd, the Mad-Lads and a top notch producing and song writing duo named Isaac Hayes and David Porter.
Stax had formed a subsidiary label called Enterprise in 1967 and released an album by one of their producers named Isaac Hayes called "Presenting Isaac Hayes" but it was not very successful.
www.history-of-rock.com /stax_records_two.htm   (678 words)

  
 If one is to examine Stax Records
Stax (at this time still known as Satellite Records) recorded and released its first single off the label in the summer of 1958 in an old storehouse that Jim had turned into a makeshift recording studio using an Ampex Monaural recorder in Brunswick, Tennessee.
Stax had to endure not only the deaths of Otis Redding and Martin Luther King, two clear symbols of hope, but the almost simultaneous sale of Atlantic Records, an event which proved every bit as traumatic in the life of the record company and very nearly put Stax out of business as well.
Stax Records bankruptcy was the signal of the end of an era, some call it a phenomenon that can never be repeated.
www.tcnj.edu /~verroch2/history_and_analysis.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Stax Records
Stax Records was the creation of brother and sister, Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton.
Estelle took out a $2500 on her house and they began a record label they called Satellite (probably because Sputnik, the Russians' first earth satellite, was launched in October, 1957, and dominated the news).
When the recording session for Jenkins turned into a disaster, they used the last half hour of studio time to record Jenkin's 21 year old driver, Otis Redding.
www.history-of-rock.com /stax_records.htm   (1481 words)

  
 Various Artists: Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music [CD and DVD] - PopMatters Music ...
Stax Records was a neighborhood operation that grew up in the worst neighborhoods of a rather impoverished Memphis, Tennessee.
Stax Records had a sound that was only their own: fueled by the endless grooves of Booker T. & the MG's, artists like Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, and even Albert King brought their emotion-laden performances to incredibly vivid life.
It's no secret that Stax records utterly collapsed in the late '70s, or that their home base, located in the third poorest zip code in America, was razed to the ground in the '80s.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/various/various-soulcomeshome.shtml   (1204 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Stax Records
A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes.
Stax Records, a name which is synonymous with Southern soul music, began as Satellite Records in Memphis in 1959.
The Staple Singers were at their artistic peak when they recorded for Stax during the late 1960s and early 1970s, turning out records that blended a utopian social vision with rhythmic excitement.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Stax-Records   (416 words)

  
 The History of Stax Records
It was left to a new generation of artists and producers to carry on the Stax legacy, and the company did not find itself wanting in either department.
The new Stax producers were at least as important as the artists in determining the Stax sound.
By June 1977, virtually all Stax assets, including all masters, both completed and unfinished recordings, together with all Stax contracts, were purchased by Fantasy Records.
www.wattstax.com /backstory/staxhistory.html   (593 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Soul museum to mark Stax label
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is part of a urban and cultural renewal programme for a rundown area in Memphis, Tennessee, known as Soulsville USA.
The Stax studio was based in a converted cinema at the famed address of 926 East McLemore Avenue until it folded in 1975, forcing the local neighbourhood into recession.
Stax is widely regarded as one of the most influential labels in the history of fl American music.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/2528977.stm   (379 words)

  
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The musicians on the soul record label called Axton "Lady A," and others who knew her described her as a calming, nurturing presence in the Memphis neighborhood.
Stax began as Satellite Records in 1957 but was forced to change the name because a California company already was using it.
Axton's daughter Doris Fredrick worked in the Stax record shop said her mother's experience as a teacher gave her a special nurturing ability.
www.firstcoastnews.com /entertainment/news-article.aspx?storyid=15298   (397 words)

  
 biology - Stax
Stax the company: Stax Ltd. is a Japanese company that makes high end audio equipment.
Stax is best known for their electrostatic and electret headphones, called "ear speakers." Electrostatic headphones work just like electrostatic speakers, yet on a smaller scale.
StAX: JSR 173 - Streaming API for XML The Streaming API for XML (StAX) is a Java based API for pull-parsing XML.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Stax   (132 words)

  
 Stax Records --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many Stax records featured a distinctive horn sound, and their bass-heavy bottom end had a powerful impact when played on jukeboxes and in dance clubs.
Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records was the earliest industry figure to recognize the potential of this Memphis Sound.
Toward the end of the 1960s, the interracial harmony at Stax was disturbed by the social and political tension sweeping the nation, which culminated in the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9118572   (1067 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Estelle Axton, 85; Stax Records co-founder
MEMPHIS -- Estelle Axton, cofounder of the famed Stax Records Co., which generated hits from acts including Sam and Dave, Otis Redding Jr., and The Staple Singers, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital.
Axton was responsible for the racial harmony at Stax.
Stax began as Satellite Records in 1957 but was forced to change the name because a company already was using it.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/02/27/estelle_axton_85_stax_records_co_founder   (400 words)

  
 Stax Records --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Stax Records
I believe she was also big on the fact that Stax was an integrated studio that never made a big deal about being an integrated studio.
Another important figure from the heyday of independent record labels has died and the news was shoved off to the side.
The death of the co-founder of Stax Records is news.
www.rocksnobs.com /2004_02_26_stax.html   (1076 words)

  
 Soul gospel blues music artists biography history information at Stax Records
During the course of 15 years, Stax Records launched the careers of some of the greatest soul music stars of all time.
From Rufus Thomas' "Funky Chicken" to Isaac "Bubbly" Hayes' "Theme From Shaft," and Otis Redding's incredible "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," Stax Records' roster of artists were the best known of their generation and changed music history forever.
All of it was recorded in the famed Studio A at Stax Records in Memphis, where the Stax Museum of American Soul Music now stands as a shrine to their work.
www.soulsvilleusa.com /about-stax/artists   (183 words)

  
 [ Empowerment4Women - Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stax Records itself was (and continues to be) truly representative of the roots of soul music.
The Stax family legacy also transcends racial and gender lines, an especially amazing feat considering the label was formed in the '60s, a time when segregation was still very much a part of American society.
The legacy of Stax Records is it's music, it's culture, it's unification of all human beings, regardless of race, gender, to come together and to do something that the whole world reached out and embraced.
www.empowerment4women.org /attitude/music/soulcomeshome.html   (934 words)

  
 Stax Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stax Records tore out the seats and converted it to a recording studio.
It's a fair drive from the Lorraine Motel (maybe a mile), but lots of musicians who were recording at Stax used to stay at the Lorraine, familiar from the days of the old jazz and blues circuits when it was a fls-only motel.
Stax is in a pretty run-down section of Memphis.
www.mrjumbo.com /contents/delta99/2memphis/stax.html   (500 words)

  
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Stax Records was the premiere RandB label of the '60s and '70s.
Stax was one of the first truly integrated studios, with fl and white musicians, songwriters, and executives working together to create a unique sound.
The deal that Stax had made with CBS was proved to have been a costly mistake and Union Planters was calling in its loans.
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 Stax Records - Christmas Music At Randy's Rodeo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stax Records' It's Christmas Time Again (1982) is the neglected younger sister of the belle of the ball - Atlantic's Soul Christmas (1968).
Stax, of course, was part of the Atlantic family during the fertile 60's, and their artists (William Bell, Carla Thomas, Booker T. and The MG's) contributed mightily to Soul Christmas.
But despite their initial success, Stax Records eventually ran out of hits and money and was shuttered in 1976.
www.randysrodeo.com /christmas/various/stax.php   (661 words)

  
 Stax story
A great part of the book is dedicated to Stax and Atlantic records with numerous and rare photos.
Then there were the groups--the Soul Children, who said what was on their minds and attracted a fanatical following in England as well as a large fl following in the States, and the smoother but still gritty Emotions.
But by June 1977, virtually all Stax assets, including all masters, both completed and unfinished recordings, together with all Stax contracts, were purchased by a group which then licensed Fantasy Records to handle all Stax product.
staxrecords.free.fr /staxstory.htm   (737 words)

  
 Soul Of America - Memphis: Soul Music and STAX Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 15 years STAX placed an incredible 243 songs in the RandB Top 40 charts was possibly the only studio that could claim to have an artist who bridged Blues, Rock and Roll and Soul Music labels, Rufus Thomas.
STAX was forced by one of its largest shareholders, Union Planters Bank, to file for bankruptcy in December 1975.
The complex includes major artifacts from Hi Records, traffic-jam causing pink Cadillac once owned by Isaac Hayes and the STAX Music Academy, which trains inner city youths to be future musicians.
www.soulofamerica.com /cityfldr2/memphis18_p3.html   (479 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music - DVD - Wide ...
Stax Records was the true home of Southern soul music in the '60s.
In Europe, for instance, Stax, with their down home groove heavy approach to Soul has arguably had even more of an impact than that of their chief competitor in the '60s, Motown.
At least this means that there will be consistency in Stax Records and their primary artists not getting the attention they deserve.
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 Atlantic Records Story
Another record produced by Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun did the same thing; "Sh-Boom" by the Chords was a big hit on the R&B charts, but it was copied by a Canadian group, the Crew-Cuts, on Mercury Records, and their version buried the Chords' original.
The experience with these two records and several others led Ahmet and Jerry to reach the conclusion that it would be possible to expand their market from just the fl population, appealing to the young white population who were increasingly buying rhythm and blues based records.
By 1957, recording technology had reached the point that stereo tape had been available for years, and it was only a matter of months before stereo on vinyl was a reality.
www.bsnpubs.com /atlantic/atlanticstory.html   (5860 words)

  
 The Astors
In 1965, Stax released a song on the group "Candy" that was recorded while Curtis was on leave.
The follow-up record to "Candy" was "In The Twilight Zone" (Curtis-lead) written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter, and Sidney Bailey b/w "Mystery Woman" written by Cropper and Hayes.
The Astors are putting the group back together to perform at The Stax Museums' LAST MONDAYS IN STUDIO A! In a Cabaret-style setting with complimentary food, wine, and beer, in the Museum's replica of what was Stax Recording Studio A. The Astors will perform live for the first time in over 37 years.
www.curtisj.com /Astors.htm   (1043 words)

  
 Stax Record Label
records was important in Black American music in the mid sixties with it's production of Southern soul music, also it had a mix of both fl and white musicians and production staff.
records who had a first refusal on any Stax recordings.
It was issued on the B side of "Everyman Ought To Have A Woman" both very fine ballads with a string arrangement.
www.georgwa.demon.co.uk /stax.htm   (440 words)

  
 Home - Encyclopedia of Native Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This book represents a new area of research of Native music that focuses primarily on commercially released recordings in all genres of traditional and mainstream areas.
It is a first such attempt at cataloguing and profiling the many artists and recordings spanning the continent from the Arctic/Circumpolar region to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Yet, it is my aim to continue collecting recordings and gathering research to further develop the upcoming research/resource center dedicated to preserving and cataloging recorded Native music.
www.encyclopediaofnativemusic.com   (434 words)

  
 If one is to examine Stax Records
If one is to examine Stax Records, in order to understand the message and the music that defined Stax it only seems appropriate to create a working definition of Southern soul music.
And in the spirit of rhythm and blues, soul was another way to transcend the burden of life and the everyday, and for this reason, it is understandable that many of the producers, writers, musicians, and engineers were “white partners contributing as significantly as [their] more prominent—more visible certainly—fl associate[s]”.
In this way, Stax Records and the message and sound that the company represented was always in step with the developments of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
www.tcnj.edu /~verroch2/what_is_southern_soul.htm   (452 words)

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