Thursday, February 05, 2009

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

Great Performances
"Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (trailer)" from Great Performances series (2007, PBS)

"Between 1959 and 1975, Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee released international chart-topping hits such as 'Soul Man,' 'Dock of the Bay,' 'Green Onions,' 'Midnight Hour,' 'Respect Yourself,' and the theme from SHAFT. The label's artists included Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, and even Richard Pryor and Jesse Jackson. Founded by a white conservative bank teller who played country fiddle music, Stax became the preeminent soul music label in America, and became identified with the civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. RESPECT YOURSELF documents the Stax label, its visionaries, and most of all, its music." -

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