Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Museum gathers 2,500+ soul-music artifacts, such as Otis Redding’s Grammys, Isaac Hayes’ fur-lined Cadillac & Soul Train dance floor

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Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Experience the stunning power of sound with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a four-pack of admissions to Stax Museum of American Soul Music (up to a $48 value).

Included as one of Time's 50 Authentic American Experiences in 2008, Stax Museum of American Soul Music assembles more than 2,500 artifacts chronicling the history of the genre. Through video footage of sermons and early 20th-century gospel performances, the Roots of Soul exhibit investigates soul and gospel's close-knit relationship and tension-fraught time as college roommates, and a chronologically ordered stretch of 912 singles and 292 full-length albums adorns the winding Hall of Records. As the "Express Yourself" dance floor coaxes tapping toes and curmudgeonly steam engines to boogey along with continuous Soul Train footage, the reconstructed Studio A, replete with musical outtakes and original instruments, grants patrons a glimpse into the room where numerous Stax hits were recorded.

Running until the end of March, Otis Redding: I've Got Dreams to Remember gathers numerous relics from the crooner's career never displayed for the public, including a pair of posthumously won Grammys. Additional unearthed remnants include Albert King's Flying V purple guitar, a Mavis Staples stage dress, and Isaac Hayes' completely restored, gold-trimmed and fur-lined 1972 Cadillac El Dorado, stationed beside his gold-trimmed, fur-lined toothbrush.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Named by Time Magazine as the most Authentic American Experience in Tennessee, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a state-of-the-art facility with films, videos, interactive exhibits, 2,500+ artifacts, and more to showcase the unique history of American soul music, and specifically that of Stax Records. Using video footage of sermons and early 20th-century gospel performances, the Roots of Soul exhibit investigates soul and gospel's close-knit relationship forged out of a mutual distaste for sea shanties, and a chronologically ordered stretch of 912 singles and 292 full-length albums adorns the winding Hall of Records. Elsewhere, the "Express Yourself" dance floor coaxes tapping toes and curmudgeonly steam engines to boogie along to continuous Soul Train footage, and inside the reconstructed Studio A, patrons glimpse the room where numerous Stax hits were recorded, accompanied by original instruments and samples of recording-session outtakes. Additional unearthed remnants include Albert King's Flying V purple guitar, a Mavis Staples stage dress, and Isaac Hayes's completely restored, gold-trimmed and fur-lined 1972 Cadillac El Dorado.

Customer Reviews

Best music museum in Memphis!
Kristin K. · May 4, 2012
Good job.
Shirley H. · March 22, 2012
Keep up the good work! I have been to the museum 3 times and each time I enjoy it more and more!
SaBrenna R. · March 21, 2012

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