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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E Mclemore Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38106 USA

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“the world's only bona fide soul music museum”

What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in Memphis, Tennessee, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world. When the modest Capitol Theater in the heart of Soulsville USA was transformed into Stax Records in 1959, it began launching the careers of unknowns who would become icons, cranking out a massive catalog of smash soul hits by the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Luther Ingram, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MG's, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today. On its many and varied labels, Stax Records also recorded such legends as Big Star, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby, Moms Mabley, and the Grammy-winning comedic genius Richard Pryor.

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Glenda B.

When visiting Memphis, this museum is a must see! If you love music and especially are into music history, this is the place to just get all of the juice so to speak. Music would not be what it is... Read more

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Elisa M.

This is a walk down memory lane and gives you not just the history of how Stax Records began and sadly ended but also showcases lots of memorabilia from the numerous artist that once were signed... Read more

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Jessica C.

Worth a visit! You learn a lot about history and music. The video room was a great way to start out this museum. I liked the unique displays throughout. Read more

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E Mclemore Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
38106 USA
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