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Record Label Profile: Stax Records

By January 21, 2013

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It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the US, and it's impossible to think about the Civil Rights Movement without thinking about the role that music played. From the studios of Muscle Shoals to labels like Motown and Stax, musicians and audiences were integrating like never before. The story of Stax is interesting in that regard, and it's also a great study in the ups and downs of labels and of the industry itself. Learn more about this legendary label who gave us some of music's biggest talents in this Stax Records profile. Read up to brush up on the backstories of even more great labels:

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