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Soul: Memphis' Original Sound - Photographs by Thom Gilbert

Collection by Stax Museum

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A new photo exhibit on display at the Stax Museum now through June 30, 2015

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"Queen of Beale Street" Ruby Wilson performing live during the November 2014 opening reception! Photo Exhibit, Memphis, November, Photographs, Reception, Queen, The Originals, History, Live

"Queen of Beale Street" Ruby Wilson performing live during the November 14, 2014 opening reception!

The exhibit includes this last professional photo every taken of the late, great Bobby "Blue" Bland. Photo Exhibit, Black History, Memphis, Bobby, Captain Hat, Photographs, Museum, The Originals, Blue

The exhibit includes this last professional photo every taken of the late, great Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Guests admiring the Thom Gilbert exhibition during the opening reception November Photo Exhibit, Memphis, November, Photographs, Reception, Photo Wall, The Originals, November Born, Photograph

Guests admiring the Thom Gilbert exhibition during the opening reception November 14, 2014.

Guests admiring the Thom Gilbert exhibition during the opening reception November Photo Exhibit, Memphis, November, Photographs, Reception, Photo Wall, The Originals, November Born, Photograph

Guests admiring the Thom Gilbert exhibition during the opening reception November 14, 2014.

Thanks to all who came out for wine, beer, food, live music, and more during the exhibition opening reception on Nov Photo Exhibit, Beer Food, Live Music, Coming Out, Memphis, Photographs, Reception, Wine, The Originals

Thanks to all who came out for wine, beer, food, live music, and more during the exhibition opening reception on Nov 14, 2014.

The exhibit features more than 70 color and black-and-white photos taken in the past 18 months. Photo Exhibit, Photographs, Photos, Memphis, 18 Months, The Past, Photo Wall, Black And White, The Originals

The exhibit features more than 70 color and black-and-white photos taken in the past 18 months.

In addition to photographic portraits, the exhibit features photos of rare memorabilia, such as this shot of Wilson Pickett's passport. Wilson Pickett, Photo Exhibit, Photographs, Photos, Memphis, Passport, Portraits, Pictures, Head Shots

In addition to photographic portraits, the exhibit features photos of rare memorabilia, such as this shot of Wilson Pickett's passport.

The exhibit features video and a wall of signatures and messages written by artists represented with photographs. Photo Exhibit, Memphis, Photographs, Messages, Display, Artists, Writing, The Originals, Wall

The exhibit features video and a wall of signatures and messages written by artists represented with photographs.

The jacket of the exhibit's accompanying phenomenal book features original Bar-Kays trumpet player Ben Cauley. Photo Exhibit, Trumpet Players, Memphis, Photographs, Bar, Jacket, The Originals, Photos, Jackets

The jacket of the exhibit's accompanying 256-page phenomenal book features original Bar-Kays trumpet player Ben Cauley.

The exhibit features more than 70 recently taken photographic portraits of those who helped create the "Memphis Sound. Photo Exhibit, Memphis, Photographs, Photo Wall, Museum, Portraits, Display, Create, Floor Space

The exhibit features more than 70 recently taken photographic portraits of those who helped create the "Memphis Sound."