2017 sees STAX RECORDS celebrate its 60TH ANNIVERSARY and to mark this auspicious landmark Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment are combining their talents to release a whole series of albums…. single artist sets, compilations, boxed collections and live performances. And in keeping with the modern way, select titles will also be a part of a unique vinyl initiative
Over the next 12 months “The Sax 60 celebration” will make available once again all the hits, classic deep soul and rare tracks from the Memphis label’s heyday of the ’60s and ’70s.
The campaign begins with “the Stax Classics Series”…. 10 albums that highlight the Stax careers of Otis Redding, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MGs, The Dramatics, Albert King, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers.
Over the next 12 months soul fans will also be able to enjoy stuff like a vinyl pressing of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas’ ‘King & Queen’ and a reissue of Melvin Van Peebles’ soundtrack to the groundbreaking ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’ movie… there’s a whole lot more on the way too… all the details as we get ’em.