The Stax Museum Of American Soul Music was known as the legendary Stax Records, a record label dedicated to soul music. Founded in 1960 by Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton, it is a unique place that traces both the history of soul and the former Stax Records label. Located south of Memphis, Tennessee, the museum contains collections related to soul music. There are gold records, costumes of soul stars and even The Cadillac of Isaac Hayes.
Which celebrities recorded their musical hits on Stax Records? For several years, great soul celebrities such as Isaac Hayes, Eddie Floyd, Ike and Tina Turner and Otis Redding took turns in Stax Records studios to record musical hits.
How many albums has Stax Records been able to produce? Stax Records has more than 300 albums and 800 singles produced between 1960 and 1975.
What does Stax mean? The term Stax is a combination of the first two letters of Stewart and Axton, the names of the founders of the music label.