Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul

Stuart Cosgrove



During the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, served as a breeding ground for music legends like Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green, and Isaac Hayes. By 1968, Memphis had become synonymous with soul music. Despite being deeply segregated and resistant to modern change, especially regarding civil rights and racial integration, Stax Records provided solace for soul and blues artists. The music produced at Stax became a pivotal soundtrack for the civil rights movement.


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Publication Date: 12/04/2018

Format: Paperback

SKU: 9781846974137 Categories: ,