Thursday, August 21, 2008

Passing of a legend

Stax Museum

The recent death of Issac Hayes reminds us of a Memphis landmark he helped make famous. From 1959 through 1975, Stax Records helped bring cutting edge rock, blues, and soul acts from Memphis, Tennessee to the world. This is the label that produced Otis Redding's "Sittin' on the Dock of Bay" and where Hayes recorded the musical theme for Shaft. Demolished, rebuilt, and now home to Stax Museum, preserving the memory of classic music recorded on this very spot. To learn more about Stax museum, click here.

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