Monday, July 30, 2007

Stax Documentary Debuts Wednesday

Posted on Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Respect Yourself: The Stax Story debuts on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday.

The film traces the history of the legendary record label from its founding by the fiddle-playing bank employee Jim Stewart to its heydey as the premier soul label in the 1970s and through the bankruptcy in 1975 and relaunch in 2006.

The film, written by local filmmaker and author Robert Gordon, includes interviews with Stewart, Mavis Staples, Al Bell, and many others.

For more information on Respect Yourself, go here.

The airs locally at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st.

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