Friday, July 26, 2013

STAX Founder Jim Stewart Grants a Rare Interview to

Since the closure of STAX Records in 1975, co-founder Jim Stewart has given very few interviews, until now. All Memphis Music is proud to announce a two hour interview with the man who helped shape Music History by melding both black and white musicians in a city that was racially divided in the early 60's. STAX Records was the first label to successfully accomplish this in recorded music history.

STAX Records was a studio that was built by Jim Stewart and his sister, Estelle Axton. In this 'Conversation with Jim Stewart', he starts from the very beginnings of the label, right up until the end. It's a story about how Booker T. & The MG's were formed. He tells about how the great Otis Redding
was a roadie for a band that was recording at STAX and he how he begged STAX for just 30 minutes to sing his songs. Jim also talks about how he and Otis became close friends and what the impact was when Otis's plane crashed in 1967, killing him and members of his back up band The Bar-kays.

Jim also goes into detail about many STAX musicians including Sam & Dave, Rufus and Carla Thomas, William Bell, The Mar-Keys, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn,Albert King, Isaac Hayes, and so many more. The interview was conducted by Jon Scott and David Fleischman, co-founders of
All Memphis Music.

This exclusive 'Conversation with Jim Stewart' can be heard on on the following dates and times
Saturday July 27th @4pm CST
Tuesday- July 30th@10pm-CST
Thursday-August 1st@ 10am-CST
To reach All Memphis

Read the full story by Bob Mehr from the Memphis Commercial Appeal-Jim Stewart/ Memphis Commercial Appeal/

Special thanks to Kevin Kane, Memphis Travel, and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of All Memphis Music!