Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Jools Holland and special guests celebrate Stax Records and Memphis Soul.
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Founded in 1957, Memphis-based Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul - a distinctive blend of funk, gospel and R&B that brought listeners across America together at a time of racial conflict and political unrest. From humble beginnings in a garage the label went on to produce some of the greatest soul artists: Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Sam and Dave, to mention a few.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra pay tribute to the pioneering label and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK. In this Late Night Prom some of Stax's greatest surviving artists come to London: Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Booker T Jones, Steve Cropper and William Bell. On stage with them is Tom Jones, a longtime fan of the Stax hits which influenced his own style. Joining them will be other guests including Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Ruby Turner.

Tom Jones (singer)
Ruby Turner (singer)
James Morrison (singer)
Beverley Knight (singer)
William Bell (singer)
Eddie Floyd (singer)
Sam Moore (singer)
Booker T Jones (Hammond organ)
Steve Cropper (guitar)
Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Release date:

7 days left to listen

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Sep 2017 22:15

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