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SOUL-A-THON 2004! The largest fund-raiser of the year for the Stax Museum of American Soul Music & Stax Music Academy October 15 and 16. WRBO Soul Classics 103.5 broadcast live from the Stax Music Academy.

The Astors, Curtis Johnson, Samuel Jone, Elihue Stanback, and Soulsville President and CEO Deanie Parker (center) and Guest, after the Astors interview on Soulclassics 103.5FM during the Soul-A-Thon 2004.

The Astors, Samuel Jones, Eliehue Stanback, and Curtis Johnson on-the-air interview on Soulclassics 103.5FM during the SOUL-A-THON 2004 from the Stax Music Academy.

 Soul-A-Thon 2005 (August 12-13, 2005)

Soul-A-Thon 2005 (August 2005) AUGUST 12 & 13, 2005

The annual Soul-A-Thon each fall is the largest fund-raiser of the year for the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Stax Music Academy. This is a two-day event with live radio broadcasting all day at the Stax Music Academy, a children's festival, live concerts, on-air personalities, and much more to help raise fund that help us operate and expand our many programs, events, exhibits, and other aspects of our mission. This year, there will be a grand opening reception on night one of Soul-A-Thon for "Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive," 60 rare photographs by Dick Waterman of the famous blues artists in the world, including B.B King, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Lightning Hopkins, Son House, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters, and dozens of other. The event features live music by the Memphis Blues Society's International Blues Competition winners, along with complimentary wine, beer & hors d'oeuvres. $10 general admission, Free to Stax Museum members.

During Soul-A-Thon 2005, you may call in to donate on air, come by the Museum and Academy, or donate on-line.

 Visit the SoulsvilleUSA Website for details and more information.







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Monday, July 25, 2005

Stax Records and Motown artist, and lead singer of Ray Charles’ backup singers the Raelettes, Dr. Mable John returns to Studio A for a special tribute to blues diva and friend Etta James.


Mable John

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Although Stax closed in 1975, the label's legacy has and continues to influence a myriad of music genres from rock, gospel and funk to rap, jazz and neo-soul. Tribute to that sound has been paid through countless performances, covers and samplings by The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Blues Brothers, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, ZZ Top and more. Many made and planned pilgrimages in search of the essence of Stax's original, raw and gritty soul. The Beatles scheduled then cancelled a recording session, a young Elton John visited and even Elvis recorded at the Stax studios.

Revitalizing Soulsville USA

Soulsville USA is the two-square-mile hamlet in South Memphis where American music greats created, lived and recorded. The house where Aretha Franklin was born still stands. Al Green recorded at Hi Records here. Earth, Wind and Fire's founder, Maurice White lived and sang with future Stax artists. Jazz pianist, Phineas Newborn lived there. Blues legend, Memphis Minnie is buried here. Rev. Herbert Brewster, Smithsonian honored gospel composer, lived and composed here.

Museum programming together with The Stax Music Academy is nurturing the next generation of urban youth, primarily from the Soulsville area, by providing music instruction and exposure to the people and business of music. The jewel of a successful neighborhood revitalization project, The Stax Museum and The Stax Music Academy seek to lift children and the community through cultural renewal.


Soulsville, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, oversees the development and operation of the Stax Museum and Stax Music Academy. Donations are welcome in care of "Soulsville," 870 E. McLemore, Memphis, TN 38106. For more information call (901) 946-2535 or log on to for updates on activities.

........from The SoulsvilleUSA Staff/Website

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 Museum Hours and Prices

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore, Memphis, TN 38106 901/942-SOUL (7685)

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Museum and Satellite Record and Gift Shop Hours

Mar.-Oct. : Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm

Nov.- Feb. : Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm

(Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Price 10% off discount to AAA members

$ 9.00 Adults 8.00 Seniors (62+) & Military 6.00 Child (9-12)

Free under 8 with adult paid admission

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