The Memphis Masters is a limited video series celebrating various albums from the iconic Stax Records label, showcasing its enduring musical legacy, as well as its influence on Memphis, TN. Created in partnership with Memphis Record Pressing and Memphis Tourism, and directed by Andrew Trent Fleming of TheFilmJerk Media, the multi-part series was shot in several locations around the city—also known as the home of blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll—including such historic landmarks as Sam Phillips Recording Service, Royal Studios and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. With interviews spanning multiple generations of artists, The Memphis Masters offers insight from the likes of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Grace Potter, Matt Berninger (The National), Walshy Fire (Major Lazer), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady) and producer Boo Mitchell—all of whom were inspired by the label’s music and the albums being reissued. The Memphis Masters also includes interviews with Stax legends like Steve Cropper, Jody Stephens (Big Star), James Alexander (the Bar-Kays) and Booker T. Jones, plus longtime label publicist Deanie Parker and songwriter Bettye Crutcher, who share their memories from the label’s heyday. 

Y'all ain't heard Memphis like this! 

Talk about an all out Memphis project. From the original recordings to the record player, even all of the standalone titles have been cut from their original analog tapes by Jeff Powell at Memphis’ Take Out Vinyl and then pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing. 

Get the vinyl reissues at the official Stax online store:

Booker T. & the M.G.’s Melting Pot (Episode 1)
The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove (Episode 2)
Delaney & Bonnie - Home (Episode 3)
Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love (Episode 4)
The Staple Singers (Episode 5)