Funk and R&B Icons, Bar-Kays Celebrate 50 Years in the Music Business

The world-acclaimed Bar-Kays will commend 50 years in the music business all through 2014 as it denote the year of their brilliant commemoration. For five decades this band has affected gatherings of people over the world with their great moves and funkadelic sound, from the White House for the President and his visitors to Iraq for our troops, and they are hinting at no backing off. Their music vocation incorporate five gold collections, one platinum and more than 20 beat ten singles and collections.

The Bar-Kays’ wonderful profession has been recorded in music foundations, for example, the Stax Exhibition hall of American Soul Music and the Stone and Move Corridor of Popularity and Gallery. The regarded Shake and Move Lobby of Acclaim and Gallery shows their famous stage attire and melodic gear. The Stax-motivated gathering was likewise enlisted into the 2013 Memphis Music Lobby of Popularity.

Considered in 1964, beginning as the Stax Records’ home band in 1966, the Banish Kays were conceived from soul music and turbulent circumstances. Chosen by Otis Redding as his visiting band, the very looked for after Stax Band confronted disaster amidst a fruitful vocation. After the 1967 heartbreaking plane crash that executed Redding and a few individuals, the Bar-Kays James Alexander transformed the band with Larry Dodson singing lead and proceeded, as he felt the band would have needed him to. In spite of the fact that the gathering had numerous achievements in the studio, they felt most at home "burning it up live."

"Our arrange show was important," says establishing part James Alexander. "However, we came up in a period where you didn’t require a record to work. In the event that you had an incredible show you could work."

For a long time, the Bar-Kays have been a powerhouse of funk, R&B and soul music. As altruists through their Allen Jones/Marjorie Baringer/Bar-Kays Grant Subsidize for HBCU’s, the band still takes a stab at perfection. They likewise keep on releasing new music that crosses eras, similar to their late 2012 hit "Grown Folks" which was created by Alexander’s child, grant winning rapper and record maker, Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander, who was named after perished band-part Phalon Jones.

"James and I are old stars yet our band is extremely youthful," states Larry Dodson pondering the Bar-Kays late victories. "As an outcome, we have dependably possessed the capacity to cross over any barrier amongst old and new and achieve numerous people."

For more data about the Bar-Kays, visit and tail them on Facebook ( and Twitter (@Barkays). For booking, you may contact LaMarie Amusement at 901-355-3564. For advancements, please contact James Alexander at 901-581-3259 or by means of email In the event that you are keen on meeting openings, highlights or photographs, contact Sheri Neely at 714-365-6441 or email

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