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Posted by: Therese Byrne on Mar 12, 2012

During 15 magical years, Stax Records placed more than 167 hit songs in the Top 100 on the pop charts, launching the careers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Rufus & Carla Thomas and Booker T & the MGs. This summer, you can step into that magical time during the TBA’s Annual Convention in Memphis.

Lawyers and judges from across Tennessee will come together at the Museum of American Soul Music, built on the site of the original Stax Records. From that location, what began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world. Its gritty, raw, stripped-down soul music became a cultural phenomenon that changed the culture of music forever.

Today the Museum houses a replica of the Stax recording studio – right down to the sloping floor of studio A – along with an extensive exhibit of everything that turned a modest street corner in Memphis into Soulsville USA, including more than 2,000 videos, films, photographs, original instruments used to record Stax hits, stage costumes, interactive exhibits, and other items of memorabilia.

Your visit to Soulsville USA will include open access to all of these exhibits, plus dinner, refreshments and some classic entertainment. Performing for this gathering of the Tennessee legal community will be the Soul Shockers, a high energy R&B band that has delighted audiences from coast to coast. With a repertoire that spans classic 60's Motown and Stax, to 70's funk and disco, to recent dance favorites, the Soul Shockers will bring you to your feet and onto the dance floor.

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Stax Museum exhibits.

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The Soul Shockers in concert. The band will perform at Stax Museum during the TBA Annual Convention.





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