Stax Records — aka “Soulsville USA” — had a short, but lasting presence on the American music scene. HBO is tracing its rise — and fall.
Steve Cropper took a long road from a Missouri farm to playing with some of the biggest rock stars. His guitar licks are unmistakeable.
“Abbey Road” stunned fans, including Booker T. Instead of just listening, he did the next best thing with his tribute, “McLemore Avenue.”
Combine Stax Records and The Staple Singers, and you get a box set that captures the group at their zenith.