Record Companies & Recording Studios

Chess Records

During the early fifties when Chess Records was called Aristocrat Records, Leonard Chess would travel extensively on the road in the southern states, to establish widespread distribution networks and radio contacts. He co-founded the Chess label with his brother Phil Chess in 1950 and also established a publishing company by […]

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Stax Records

There was a pivotal point in the musical development of the Memphis sound, especially with Stax Records, which employed over 200 people from the black community in production, accounts, song writing and other general company activities. This was unheard of in the 1960s. Before its demise, Stax placed 167 songs […]

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