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  • The Legacy Of Stax Records

    education, you have no change to make it in the world. I am glad they took the time and made the decision to become color blind. We are all the same in gods’ eyes despite our many walks of like. It is so awesome to hear how these people, “with the key word being people” made wonderful music together in Stax and overlooked the color barrier. Stax Records is critical to the development of American music history. The legacy of Stax Records is unique, it developed more than half a century of records. While segregation was supported in the South during Stax’s formative years in the 1960s.Stax was one of the most successfully integrated companies in the country with diversity flowing all over the building starting from top management, administration and leading into their artists. It housed more than 200 employees and known to be the fifth-largest African American ran business in the United States during its time frame. I believe the opening of Stax records was a blessing in the time of economic hardship for African Americans who needed to care for their family’s. Stax was the most successful record label ever to come out of Memphis, Tennessee. It was one of the most popular soul music record labels of all time! It was second only to Motown in sales and influence, but first in down home jazz, soul and blues. The…

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  • Soul Music History

    The Civil Rights Movement caused tension throughout the nation. Despite all the confusion, on the corner of East McLemore Avenue and College Street, an old movie theater that later became Satellite Record Store flourished into what we know today as Stax Records, or Soulsville. Soulsville was an incredible little recording studio on the corner that changed the dynamic of music, and the city. This was the birthplace of southern soul music. Soul music is a termed coined in the south that refers to…

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  • Soulsville Research Paper

    Good old Soulsville U.S.A, also known as Stax Records is where it all began. Stax Records was the creation of a brother and sister by the names of Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton. “Stax was a political and social phenomenon. As its ownership passed from being white, to half-white/half-black, to one hundred percent black, it became important as an innovative black business enterprise” (Bowman, 4). Stax is not only known for its incredibly, talented recording artists, but also for the bonds and…

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  • How Did Mavis Influence The Civil Rights Movement

    Mavis Staples made an impact on the civil rights movement as a singer. Mavis was in a singing group with her father, brother Pervis, and her two sisters Yvonne and Cleotha.(Family Circle) The family band was created after her father gave up his job as a cotton picker in Illinois. Mavis, at only age ten became the lead singer of the Staples Singers. Her voice sounded a lot older and much bolder than a singer her age should. This group was just the start of the impact that Mavis had on the Civil…

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  • Otis Redding Influence

    Redding did cover many of Cooke’s songs during the early part of his career and the difference between the two can be heard, but Redding is clearly restraining his voice during the recording. Redding had a commanding voice that demanded attention from his audience that was nothing like Cooke, who drew attention because of the soft nature of his voice. Redding was also able to mature as a soul singer because of the freedom his label granted him, while Cooke was forced to record pop records during…

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  • Universal Themes In Euripides Medea

    Themes: Euripides’ Medea is undoubtedly the most famous and widely produced in modern times. One of the reasons for this modern popularity is a sense that the emotions of this story, though emphasized to the levels of Greek tragedy, are extremely modern and relatable. People move on more than they used to, and can tolerate abandoning their own families and homelands to be with their beloved, to start a family in a new land and hope for it to thrive.To achieve the influence today, any production…

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  • Pathetic Fallacy In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers whose parents have been fighting for decades. The play fits into the tragedy genre because as they try to be together, Romeo and Juliet happen to make things worse, resulting in death of many people. At the time the play was written, the father of a woman generally picked who the daughter was to marry. With Juliet wanting to marry Romeo, it was against her father’s wishes. This paper will be analyzing act 3 scene one and how it plays as a…

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  • Stax Museum Reflection

    I don’t know how the wonderful music history of Memphis pass me by but somehow It did! I have always heard that Memphis is known for its music history, especially the blues, but I never investigated the theory for myself. The instructor at the college challenged me to write a paper about the history of the Stax Museum in a reflection paper and I am really glad she did. It influenced me to finally take the time to view the history of Memphis firsthand starting with the Stax Museum. The research,…

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  • Hamlets Insincerity In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Hamlet’s actions throughout the play support this deceitful nature. His dual personalities are the foundation of his madness. There are many examples that illustrate how Hamlet’s deceitful nature results in a tragedy because of his inability to choose which role to play.      In Act One, Hamlet appears to be very straightforward in his actions and his role. When his mother questions him, Hamlet says, "Seems, madam? Nay it is. I know not…

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  • In The Arms Of The Angel Commercial Analysis

    In the Arms of the Angel When a person is affected emotionally by something, these feelings cause them to act drastically beyond their own judgement. One example of this would be the bond between man and animal. A human would go out of their way to provide loyalty, happiness, and care for their pets. With this being said, seeing an animal hurt or in inadequate conditions could cause a person to feel sympathetic for the animal. The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals…

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