Bands/Musicians 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
Abu Talib 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
Al Bell 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
Al Jackson, Jr. 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
Albert King 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
Angie Stone 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
Ben Cauley 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
Booker T. & the M.G.'s 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
Booker T. Jones 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
Carla Thomas 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
Dale Warren 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
David Porter 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
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends 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
Dorothy Moore 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
Eddie Floyd 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
Felix Cavaliere 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
Freda Payne 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
Gus Cannon 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
Isaac Hayes 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
Jackie Verdell 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
Jim Stewart 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
Jimmy McCracklin 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
Johnnie Taylor 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.

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Kim Weston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Kim Weston Rhythm and blues, Soul music Kim Weston is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna. In the 1960s, Weston scored hits with the songs "Love Me All the Way" and "Take Me in Your Arms", and with her duet ...more

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King Snake Roost is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
King Snake Roost Noise rock, Grunge King Snake Roost were one of a number of Australian and International guitar-based bands who emerged from within the punk rock and post-punk scene of the mid-1980s that came to be defined as ...more

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Lalah Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Lalah Hathaway Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway best known as Lalah Hathaway, and sometimes referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is an American artist. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a ...more

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Leela James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Leela James Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Leela James is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. James cites singers James Brown, Roberta Flack, Toni Braxton, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, and Stevie ...more

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Leon Ware is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Leon Ware Disco, Dance music, Rhythm and blues Leon Ware is an American music artist, songwriter and composer. He was born and raised in Detroit, MIchigan. Besides a solo career as a performer, Ware is best known for producing hits for other ...more

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Little Sonny is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Sonny Electric blues Little Sonny is an American electric blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. His early mentor and inspiration was Sonny Boy Williamson II. Nevertheless, Little Sonny stated that his ...more

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Mable John is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Mable John Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues Mable John is an American blues vocalist and was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown's Tamla label.

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Major Lance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Major Lance Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Major Lance was an American R&B singer. After a number of US hits in the 1960s, including "The Monkey Time" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", he became an iconic figure in ...more

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Margie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Margie Joseph Soul music, Gospel music Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. Her greatest success came in the 1970s with her versions of Paul McCartney's "My Love" and The ...more

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Mavis Staples is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Mavis Staples Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band.

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Mel & Tim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Mel & Tim Rhythm and blues, Soul music Mel and Tim were an American soul music duo active in the 1960s and early 1970s, and best known for the hit, "Backfield in Motion". They are also well known for: "Hope, Life's ...more

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N'Dambi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
N'Dambi Rhythm and blues, Soul music N'Dambi is an American soul/jazz singer from Dallas, TX.

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Nikka Costa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Nikka Costa Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music Domenica "Nikka" Costa is an American singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues. She also had a career as a child singer starting in the early 1980s. She is the ...more

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Ollie & The Nightingales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Ollie & The Nightingales Rhythm and blues, Soul music The Dixie Nightingales, also known as Ollie & the Nightingales and The Nightingales, was an African-American male vocal group, whose repertoire included gospel and later rhythm and blues and ...more

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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Otis Redding Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a ...more

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Pops Staples is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Pops Staples Christian music, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music Roebuck "Pops" Staples was an American gospel and R&B musician. A "pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 70s," he was an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and ...more

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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Public Enemies Rhythm and blues Public Enemies was a leading Norwegian rhythm and blues band from Oslo, known for its performances at Club 7 and later work with Karin Krog. They released a notable version of Sunny and ...more

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Ruby Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Ruby Johnson Rhythm and blues, Soul music Ruby Johnson was an American soul singer, best known for her recordings on the Volt label in the late 1960s.

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Rufus Thomas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Rufus Thomas Southern soul, Rhythm and blues, Memphis soul Rufus Thomas, Jr. was an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and ...more

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Sam & Dave is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Sam & Dave Southern soul, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Sam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981

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Shirley Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Shirley Brown Rhythm and blues Shirley Brown is an American soul singer, best known for her million-selling single "Woman to Woman", which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975.

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Soulive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Soulive Jazz-funk, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues Soulive is a funk/jazz trio that originated in Woodstock, New York, and is known for its solos and catchy, upbeat songs. The band consists of Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Neal Evans. Although ...more

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Steve Cropper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Steve Cropper Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Steven Lee "Steve" Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and ...more

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music Mary Christine Brockert, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina before taking the stage name ...more

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The Bar-Kays is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Stax Records Complete Artist Roster
The Bar-Kays Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music The Bar-Kays are an American soul, R&B, and funk group formed in 1966. The group had dozens of charting singles from the 1960s to the 1980s, including "Soul Finger" in 1967, ...more