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December 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

The triumphs and tragedies of Stax Records | Book review

“Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion” Robert Gordon Bloomsbury, $30 As an author and documentarian who’s steeped in Memphis music, Robert Gordon is admirably well-suited to write a history of one of the city’s most revered record labels. And it’s as much a social history as a musical one, as Gordon contrasts Stax’s rise with that of…

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