Stax: Al Bell's Influence
Episode date - June 5, 2015
One of the biggest changes in culture at Stax Records came with the hiring of Al Bell as their head of promotion.
The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
Episode date - May 27, 2015
Stax: A Year of Transition
Episode date - May 29, 2015
1965 was a year of transition for Stax.
Stax: Stability Comes to Town
Episode date - May 22, 2015
By late 1964, things began to stabilize at Stax. Otis Redding’s prominence at the label increased, and he recorded some of his best work around this time.
Stax: Maintaining Status Quo
Episode date - May 15, 2015
By late 1963, all that Stax wanted to do was to retain the bit of credibility that it earned through the few hits that the label generated in its early incarnation.
Stax: The Early Memphis Sound
Episode date - May 8, 2015
By late 1962, Stax had a reasonable level of success. A handful of their singles were selling, and they had Atlantic Records to help them get distributed around the country.
Buffalo Springfield: Self Titled
Episode date - May 6, 2015
This is the record where the world at large first heard of Neil Young and Stephen Stills.
The Kinks: Face to Face
Episode date - April 29, 2015
Most of the English bands that came out of the British Invasion displayed an obsession with American blues and R&B, and the Kinks were initially no exception, except for the fact that Ray Davie
Stax: Luck Comes to Town
Episode date - May 1, 2015
For a label to have any success, it needs at least two things – distribution and talent.
Episode date - April 24, 2015
The story of Stax Records is one of the most unlikely tales of success that you are likely to hear.