Janell Nelson

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  • Respect Yourself

  • Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
  • By: Robert Gordon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis. Their success is startling, and Stax soon defines an international sound. Then, after losses both business and personal, the siblings part, and the brother allies with a visionary African-American partner. Under integrated leadership, Stax explodes as a national player until, Icarus-like, they fall from great heights to a tragic demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By A. K. Moore on 10-29-14

Our history

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Reviewed: 03-07-18

What a great review of the success and downfall of Stax records .
After reading or listening to this amazing book please plan a trip to Memphis to visit the Stax Museum.