Stax '68: A Memphis Story celebrates one of the most memorable and momentous years in the distinguished history of Stax, in which the company redefined its sound at a time of seismic social change.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a pivotal year for Stax Records and for American history: 1968. This period immediately follows the untimely passing of Otis Redding; it’s the year that Stax parted ways with Atlantic Records, and it’s also when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. This 5-disc CD box set compiles every single (A- and B- sides) released on Stax and its subsidiary labels in ’68 – over 120 iconic songs from era-defining artists. It includes a 56-page book with in-depth liner notes by Andria Lisle, Robert Gordon and Steve Greenberg, as well as rare and previously unseen photographs.
CD - Standard 5-Disc CD