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Season 34, Episode 12 Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

First Aired: August 1, 2007

A history of Stax Records, the groundbreaking, racially integrated Memphis label behind such soul-music classics as Otis Redding's “(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay” and Wilson Pickett's “Midnight Hour,” plus recordings by the likes of Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby. Featured are home movies and performance footage; and comments from Isaac Hayes (also shown performing), Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Samuel L. Jackson narrates.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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