Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

After the yummy BBQ the next day we went to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.  "It begins with sweet soul music in the parking lot the minute you arrive.  Inside you'll enjoy videos, interactive exhibits, a dance floor, and more than 2,500 artifacts that tell the story of American soul music with a focus on Stax Records." Celebrating the music of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Ike and Tina Turner, Booker T and the MG's, Aretha Franklin and many others.

 Well it all begin in an African Methodist Episcopal Church with gospel.

 Remember Soul Train?....if you are of a certain age.

 Above and below are shots of Isaac Hayes car.  All the gold you see is real gold.  Love the fur interior.

Connected with the Museum is the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School.  Comprising the Soul Foundation, non-profit organization, they are dedicated to preserving the heritage of Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood and providing educational opportunities for the community's youth.

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