Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Stax Recording Studios



Marker ID: THC 4E 102
Location: 926 E. McClemore, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 6.935    W 090° 1.883
  35.11558333    -90.03138333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

On this site stood Stax Records, Inc. which boasted such stars as Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, and many others. It relied upon its deep soul roots to carry it through, struggling from a back-street garage in 1957 to become a multi-million-dollar organization.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.