• Air date: 20 May '24 4 episodes
      The story of an underdog, interracial record label that ushered in groundbreaking music.
  • List of Episodes (4)
    • In the late 1950s, Memphis' Stax Records quickly becomes one of the most influential record labels on the Black music scene, breaking out iconic artists such as Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, and Otis Redding. As popularity grows in the Black market, Stax executives and musicians transcend racial divides and bring their music into the American mainstream.
    • 2. Soul Man

      20 May '24
      Stax breaks through to the white market with Sam & Dave's crossover hit "Soul Man." But the untimely death of Stax star Otis Redding, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., legal obstacles, and ongoing racial tensions in Memphis reveal cracks in the company's façade.