Al Bell

Grammy’s Honor Former Stax Records Leader Al Bell

Al Bell PhotoThere were times when Al Bell felt less like a savior and more like a cipher.

Twenty years ago, he would drive into South Memphis, park his car on McLemore Avenue and sit and stare at the empty lot that had once been his dream factory, Stax Records. The old building that had produced so much glorious music, so many brilliant memories, had been reduced to rubble and quietly swept away. Continue Reading

Grammy honors Bell’s career of peaks, valleys

There were times when Al Bell felt less like a savior and more like a cipher.

Twenty years ago, he would drive into South Memphis, park his car on McLemore Avenue and sit and stare at the empty lot that had once been his dream factory, Stax Records. The old building that had produced so much glorious music, so many brilliant memories, had been reduced to rubble and quietly swept away. Continue Reading