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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Address: 926 E. McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone Number: 901-942-7685
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Description: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of...
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee at 926 E. McLemore Avenue, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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Soul music started here and the legacy lives on at the Stax museum. My family came to visit from FL and they really enjoyed it. Young and old great family day out

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Soul music started here and the legacy lives on at the Stax museum. My family came to visit from FL and they really enjoyed it. Young and old great family day out

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to visit. During a tour-bus guide, we stopped here for a restroom stop. We were here for about 15minutes. We were able to buy some CD's for the little store. The History and the number of Artist that came from Stax is amazing. I would loved to have done the full tour of this place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this tour. It is self-guided and can be completed in about 2.5 hrs. Very interesting exhibits that tell a full story of the rise and fall of Stax Records

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Kouvola, Finland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had almost forgotten The Stax Records and their role in world's popular music. Great museum and a lot of information southern soul and blues. I also found a couple of good CD's from the store.

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Luton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A good museum but not as good as Sun studios or rock and roll museum. It was interesting to see how Stax changed through the ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I loved everything from the introduction movie about the origins of Stax Records to all the memorabilia from all the music legends.What I didn't like was time frame to view everything seems as if we were rushed through.Over all it was a great experience

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I really loved this museum. The old music movie was great. But the best for my son was Issac Hayes's Cadillac.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This museum has many visuals to illustrate soul music. It begins with a recreation of a church to show the influence of gospel music. My favorite is the Soul Train dance floor where people can take photos that make it look like they were on the show. There is a lot of memorabilia on display like Ike and Tina Turner's... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I listened to these records as a kid - on 45s via my grandmother's console record player (when they were large pieces of furniture) - yet never knew the "story" of STAX Records. What an amazing story set in the midst of the 60's. Truly a marvelous brother/sister duo who made music history with love, acceptance and the ability to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you want to learn the history of soul music and how it evolved please take some time to enjoy this museum. The coolest piece of memorabilia that stands out to me is Isaac Hayes pimped out Caddy!

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Address: 926 E. McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone Number: 901-942-7685
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis

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