STAX: Soulsville U.S.A.: Respect Yourself (HBO, May 21, 2024)

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The third episode of the documentary series STAX: Soulsville U.S.A. airs on HBO on Tuesday May 21, exploring the story of Stax Records and its impact on the music industry. This installment, titled “Respect Yourself,” focuses on the label’s resilience and comeback after facing severe business setbacks.

Despite the challenges, Stax Records rose again, finding success with Isaac Hayes’ award-winning contributions to the 1971 smash hit “Shaft.” The episode examines how Stax, an underdog record label, defied the odds and left an indelible mark on soul music, becoming a beacon of Black freedom and cultural influence.

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STAX: Soulsville U.S.A.: Respect Yourself airs Monday, May 21, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

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