Stax Records

Civil Rights March, Beale Street, Memphis

I Know a Place: The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the people and city of Memphis

An oral history of MLK and Memphis by the artists and staff of Stax Records.

January 19th, 2015 | | Features
Wilson Pickett

Born To Be Wild

On March 18, 1941, Wilson Pickett was born in Alabama, the fourth of eleven children born into a Southern Baptist…

March 18th, 2011 | | Today in History
Harry Whitaker

Harry Whitaker

Reprinted from Wax Poetics Issue 3, Fall 2002: “Man, patience is a virtue!” Harry Whitaker is reflecting on the long-awaited…

November 18th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
Lou Bond

Word Is Bond: Lou Bond

Call Lou Bond the Houdini of soul music. Following the release of his only album to date—1974’s Lou Bond—the then-Memphis-based…

May 25th, 2010 | | Articles
Issue 35 - Roger Troutman

Issue 35

Issue 35 cover artists Roger Troutman and Booker T. Jones were both innovative musicians of extraordinary vision. Each is known…

May 30th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

Issue 17

Some fans say that Jay Dee was the greatest hip-hop producer ever. Wax Poetics speaks in-depth with Jay’s peers and…

June 1st, 2006 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Issue 11

Issue 11

Maker’s Mark DJ Numark The Mighty Imperials Roots from the Stoops Unknown Funk Hero An Interview with Rickey Calloway Still…

December 21st, 2004 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Issue 10

Issue 10

  Beastie Boys Antibalas Left-Field Americana The Montgomery Express The Texas Stage Bands Part II: Leon Mitchison Pierre Jaubert: Lafayette…

September 21st, 2004 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Young Gun Silver Fox

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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