Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples and BOOKER T. + THE MG'S were among the soul stars who reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of record label Stax on Friday (22Jun07).
The 50 Years Of Stax concert was hosted by American Idol judge Randy Jackson and Public Enemy star Chuck D. at the Orpheum in Memphis, Tennessee, where Stax Records was based.
Also in attendance were Eddie Floyd, William Bell and Mable John.
Hayes played his hits Theme From Shaft and Walk On By, while the late Otis Redding's sons Dexter and Otis III performed two of their father's songs, Try A Little Tenderness and Hard To Handle.
Hayes says, "I really enjoyed the whole thing. Guys I hadn't seen in a long time, we just had fun."
The record label was founded in Memphis in 1957 as Satellite Records, before changing its name to Stax in 1961.
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