Soul Music & the South – A Trip to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Growing up, music was a huge part of my life. If we weren’t traveling around singing and playing, we were sitting around with family and friends enjoying all the latest hits. There was a huge variety of music that we played and listened to such as gospel, soul, jazz, blues and classic rock.

The music that I remember having the biggest impact on my childhood particularly, was soul and blues. My grandmother and I would spend Saturday evenings sitting in her living room listening to the local radio station do a mix of soul and blues music all night long. I loved those times, hanging out with my grandmother listening to Johnnie Taylor, Bar-Kays and Otis Redding to name a few. Little did I know then that many of the artists that we listened to frequently and that my grandmother loved in particular were artists who were all in the STAX Records family. Read more dirt…

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