Memphis’ legendary Stax Records have helped launch the careers of many prominent African American artists since their inception in 1959 and they continue to play an integral part in showcasing the immense musical talents of timeless artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, and Staples Singers, just to name a few. They have been bringin’ the funk since 1959 and there’s no stopping now!
While we encourage you to celebrate these artists and their music year-round, in honor of Black History Month this February Grimy Goods has teamed up with Stax Records to offer you the chance to win one of two superb music and clothing swag bundles. One bundle includes an exclusive Stax Records t-shirt and a 9-disc box set, The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 (out now). The second bundle also includes a t-shirt and a 10-disc box set, The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975 (out in February/March). Time to boogie!
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2. Next, leave a comment on this post letting us know who your favorite Stax Records artist is! Be sure to leave your valid email address when leaving a comment so we can notify you of your win (if selected as a winner). Email addresses are kept private and are not seen by the public. We will select winners on Tuesday, February 24th! Winners will need to reply to our email by 10 AM Wednesday, February 25th to confirm their win.
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Booker T and the Mgs are my favorites on Stax records since 1962
Booker T and The M.G’S are my favorites on STAX records, since 1962
Booker T and The M.G’S are my favotites on Stax record, since 1962
My favorite artist on stax is Rufus Thomas
I have to say, my all time favorite has to go to Otis Redding. The power and soul behind that man’s voice in his very short but legendary career can’t be compared to.
Otis Redding is my favorite Stax Artist.
My favorite is a tie hope that doesn’t disqualify me. Isaac Hayes & The Emotions , Isaac produced their best songs while they were there, and He himself was a towering musical force.
Booker T and the MGs being the house band gets my vote because they are on most of the records
It ‘s hard to pick one artist with label that has Otis Redding Albert King Booker T And MGs the Staples singers Sam and Dave Rufus and Carla Thomas Since it ‘s a Thursday I ‘ll say Booker T and the MGs because bring the studio ban for most the artists on the label they were most the records
Favourite Stax act is Booker T & The MGs.
Isaac Hayes ftw!
Otis Redding is my favorite1
My favorite Stax artist is the amazing Otis Redding!
Hi Grimy Goods. My favorite Stax artist is the amazing Otis Redding! I am enjoying your articles and website!
Favorite Stax artist has to be Otis. I remember the first time I saw his Moterey Pop Festival performance on DVD. His performance of I’ve Been Loving You Too Long is legendary.
Please hook me up with some Stax swag! I was raised on Rufus Thomas since I was a kid. Otis and Booker T. are on my sound system constantly, but these days my idol and cure for all ills is Albert King. If you give me the shirt and the records they’ll likely never come off my back and sound system, respectively.
Your Soul Brother,
My favorite Stax artist is Otis Redding!
Oh man, I love Stax. I’d have to say Sam & Dave or the MG’s but I love em all!
I love Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett. Great site!
My favorite Stax records artist is Otis Redding.
I love so many of the Stax artists and I could try to be clever and choose someone less known but
Otis Redding is my ultimate fave. I even named one of my first bands after him!
My favorite Stax artist? Why the great Stax house band Booker T. & the MG’s of course!
Otis for me!!
My fave Stax artist is Booker T. and the Mg’s!
Would love to add this to my collection of wax. Otis Redding is one of my favorite artist. I have a couple of crates of the old wax music and this would be the icing on the cake.
My favorite Stax/Volt artist is Otis Redding.
My favorite Stax artist is Otis Redding, followed by The Dramatics.
My favorite Stax artist is Booker T and the MGs. They were the heart and soul of that company and shaped the sound of so many of the artists!
Stax rules. My favorite Stax artist is Rufus Thomas and Otis Redding. Keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway. Thanks!