Personalities | Jim Stewart | Sixties | Rock

(Founder, Stax Records, b. 1930)

Stewart founded Memphis-based Stax Records in 1957 with his sister, Estelle Axton. Local musicians became the house band, Booker T. And The M.G.s. Their backing on many recordings defined the gritty Southern Soul sound. An early hit by Carla Thomas attracted Atlantic, who took options on all Stax releases and sent many of their own acts to record at Stax. Stewart was inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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