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Stax Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Stax Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Stax Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Stax Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Stax Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Stax Records.

Artists on this list include Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Stax Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Stax Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Stax Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (64 items)
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Abu Talib is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz
Abu Talib was an African American blues and jazz guitarist, singer, and harmonica player.
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Al Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul music, Gospel music
Al Bell is an American record producer, songwriter, and record executive. Bell is best known an executive and co-owner of Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records during the later half of the ...more
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Al Jackson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Memphis soul
Al Jackson, Jr. was a drummer, producer, and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, a group of session musicians who worked for Stax Records and ...more
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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues
Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May
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Angie Stone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
Angie Stone is an American soul/neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Stone has been most successful on the R&B charts, ...more
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Ben Cauley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Soul music
Ben Cauley is an American trumpet player, vocalist, and founding member of the Stax recording group, The Bar-Kays. He is the sole survivor of the 1967 plane crash that claimed the lives of soul ...more
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Bessie Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Bessie Banks Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Bessie Banks is an American soul singer, best known for her original 1964 recording of "Go Now," successfully covered in the same year by UK band the Moody Blues.
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Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones, ...more
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Booker T. Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues
Booker T. Jones is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He has also worked in the ...more
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Carla Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Soul music, Memphis soul
Carla Venita Thomas is an American singer, who is often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul. She is the daughter of Rufus Thomas.
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Dale Warren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Classical music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Dale Ossman Warren was an American musician, who was best known for his work as an arranger for Motown Records in the early 1960s, and later for the Stax label where he worked with Isaac Hayes ...more
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David Porter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music
David Porter is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Porter was a 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with catalog sales exceeding 300 million ...more
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Delaney & Bonnie and Friends is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
Delaney & Bonnie were an American musical duo composed of husband-and-wife singer/songwriters Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. They also fronted a rock/soul ensemble called Delaney & Bonnie ...more
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Dorothy Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Dorothy Moore is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer best known for her 1976 hit song, "Misty Blue".
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Eddie Floyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Eddie Lee Floyd is an American soul/R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s and the song "Knock on Wood".
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Felix Cavaliere is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Soft rock
Felix Cavaliere is an American singer, songwriter, music producer and musician. Although he was a member of Joey Dee and the Starliters, best known for their hit "Peppermint Twist", he ...more
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Freda Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music
Freda Charcilia Payne is an American singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the ...more
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Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues
Gus Cannon appeared in the Give Me the Banjo documentary film.
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Inez & Charlie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Inez & Charlie Foxx Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Inez Foxx and her elder brother Charlie Foxx were an African-American rhythm and blues and soul duo from Greensboro, North Carolina. Inez sang lead vocal, while Charlie sang back-up and played
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Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Jazz-funk, Rhythm and blues
Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an ...more
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Jackie Verdell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul music, Gospel music
Jackie Verdell was an American gospel singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Jim Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul music
Jim Stewart is a former record company executive and producer who co-founded Stax Records.
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Jimmy Hughes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Jimmy Hughes
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Jimmy McCracklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, West Coast blues
Jimmy McCracklin was an American pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. His style contained West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B. Over a career that spanned seven decades, he said he had ...more
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Johnnie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Doo-wop, Disco, Pop music
Johnnie Harrison Taylor was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.