Monday, September 08, 2008

DUB WATCH MEMPHIS: THE STAX MUSEUM


OK if you're like me a self proclaimed seeker of all things funky, you must go to the STAX MUSEUM in Memphis. "From the award-winning introductory documentary film to an authentic 100-year-old Mississippi Delta church that explains the gospel roots of soul music, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music winds and twists through a labyrinth of exhibits that promote and preserve the legacy of American soul music and its contributions internationally, highlighting musical giants such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, and hundreds of others.



Now the layout was dooooope! They had original outfits from Ike and Tina, a hot exhibit in the gallergy on Otis Redding and to me the wildest thing in there was Isaac Hayes' restored, peacock-blue 1972 Superfly Cadillac El Dorado complete with television, white fur interior, refrigerator, and gold (that mean everywhere) trim. For $10 you get to experience the history raw soul that only Stax could deliver.

Things to get up on.
http://www.soulsvilleusa.com/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/jan/12/a-loving-look/

2 comments:

Nebraska said...

Did the car's fridge have beer and a ham smich' in it? Ok don't act like I'm the only one that wanted to know.

Goldi gold said...

that whip is sweeeeeeeettttt. The chicks will be say "that's why they call u goldi"