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Proms 2017 Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul

Prom 65: The Sound of Soul: Stax Records
Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul
22:15 Fri 1 Sep 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Founded in 1957, Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul music. Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra pay tribute to this pioneering label in a concert featuring hits from Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Johnnie Taylor.
Founded in 1957, Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul music. Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra pay tribute to this pioneering label in a concert featuring hits from Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Johnnie Taylor.

About This Event

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.

In this Late Night Prom 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 a concert featuring some of the label’s greatest surviving artists. Stax legends Booker T. Jones and Sam Moore will appear alongside Sir Tom Jones, a longtime fan and interpreter of the Stax songbook.

Both Booker T. Jones and Sam Moore were part of the 1967 and join fellow Stax artists William Bell, Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd. They are joined by Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Ruby Turner.

There will be no interval

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An alternative Prom to this concert is Prom 53: Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited. Following their sell-out 2016 Quincy Jones Prom, Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to celebrate the legendary composer, bandleader and bass player Charles Mingus, featuring artists Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Kandace Springs. See below for further details about Prom 53.

Broadcast on BBC Four, 1 September

Image: Jools Holland © BBC/Later … with Jools Holland