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There’s A Stax 60th Anniversary Album On The Way

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Concord and Rhino Records are joining forces for special releases saluting the legacy of Stax Records.

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Melissa Etheridge, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Melissa Etheridge To Release Album Of Stax Covers

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Talk about taking a sharp right turn. Singer Melissa Etheridge, who has been know for years as a fine rock singer/songwriter, is branching out with an album of soul classics.

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Ben Cauley

R.I.P. Ben Cauley of The Bar-Keys 1947-2015

by Paul Cashmere

Ben Cauley, a founding member of Stax group The Bar-Keys, has died in Memphis at the age of 67.

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Isaac Hayes, SXSW 2007 - Image By Ros O'Gorman

Stax To Release Box Set Of Singles

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Concord Music Group and Stax Records have announced the digital release and physical reissue of two comprehensive box set titles: The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 and The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975.

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Big Star No 1 music news

Big Star Albums Set For Reissue

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Big Star’s classic albums #1 Record and Radio City on September 2 via Stax.

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Elvis Presley,, Photo

Elvis Presley Channels Engelbert Humperdinck For Stax Recordings

by Paul Cashmere

Fact: Elvis Presley and Engelbert Humperdinck were great friends.

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Otis Redding

Otis Redding Gets Triple CD Boxset

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Otis Redding’s short but illustrious career included some of the most important singles to come out of R&B during the 60s. All of those singles have been collected on The Complete Stax/Vold Singles, out July 23 on Shout! Factory.

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper Makes Stax Debut With Charlie Musselwhite

by Paul Cashmere

Ben Harper’s 12th studio album will be on Stax Records and with Charlie Musselwhite.

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Donald Duck Dunn image by Ros O'Gorman

Stax Legend Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn Dies At 70

by Paul Cashmere

Stax music legend Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn has passed away in his sleep in Toyko after finishing two shows in Japan.

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