Stax records was originally founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, but the label changed its name in 1961. It was a major factor in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. Although it was founded by two white siblings, It featured several popular ethnically integrated bands (including the label's house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s) and a racially integrated team of staff and artists unprecedented in that time of racial strife and tension in Memphis and the South. Stax's biggest star was the great Otis Redding, who passed away in 1967. If you are a fan of jazz, blues and southern soul music, you will love this officially licensed product!