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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 (born Fred Leroy Robinson and also known as Freddie or Freddy Robinson; February 24, 1939 – October 8, 2009) was an African-American blues and R&B guitarist.
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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 (born Alvertis Isbell, March 15, 1940) is an American record producer, songwriter, and record executive. He is best known as having been an executive and co-owner of Stax Records, based ...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
Albert J. Jackson Jr. (November 27, 1935 – October 1, 1975) was an American drummer, producer, and songwriter. He was a founding member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, a group of session ...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 Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known by his stage name Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. He is ...more

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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 (born Angela Laverne Brown; December 18, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The ...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 S. Cauley, Jr. (October 3, 1947 – September 21, 2015) was an American trumpet player, vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of the Stax recording group, The Bar-Kays. He was the only ...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 (born 8 February 1938) 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
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Booker T. & the M.G.... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues
Booker T may refer to Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), African American political leader at the turn of the 20th century Booker T (wrestler), ring name of American professional wrestler Booker ...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 Taliaferro Jones Jr. (born November 12, 1944) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & 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 (born December 21, 1942) 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 (1940 – February 3, 1994) 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 ...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 (born November 21, 1941) is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.Porter was a 2005 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, with ...more
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Delaney & Bonnie and... 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 (born October 13, 1946, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American blues, gospel, and R&B 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
Edward Lee Floyd (born June 25, 1937) is an American soul-R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s including the number 1 R&B ...more
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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 (born November 29, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. Although he was a member of Joey Dee and the Starliters, best known for their hit ...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 (born September 19, 1942) is an American singer and actress. Payne is best known for her career in music during the mid–1960s through the mid–1980s. Her most notable record ...more
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Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues
Gustavus "Gus" Cannon (September 12, 1883 or 1884 – October 15, 1979) was an American blues musician who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon's Jug Stompers) in the ...more

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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 (born September 9, 1942) and her elder brother Charlie Foxx (October 23, 1939 – September 18, 1998) were an African-American rhythm and blues and soul duo from Greensboro, North ...more
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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. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax ...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 (November 5, 1937– August 3, 1991) 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 (born July 29, 1930) is an American record executive and record producer who co-founded Stax Records, one of the leading recording companies during soul and R&B music's heydays ...more
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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 (August 13, 1921 – December 20, 2012) was an American pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. His style contained West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B. Over a career that ...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 (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was a three-time Grammy-nominated American recording artist and songwriter who performed a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and ...more