Who killed Stax Records? Well, this is a question that Rob Bowman, Stax scholar, try to answer in the text he wrote for this box set. Bowman talks about money, power, ambition, inflated egos, betrayals and the fight between an independent music label and a giant media corporation to indicate why Stax Records ended in 1975. Maybe the music industry killed Stax Records using payola as a poison. Maybe Disco Music killed Stax Records and Soul Music in general when it arises from the underground clubs to the top ten lists in the early seventies. Whoever or whatever killed Stax Records in the mid 70's didn't kill it's music. Forget the critics who said that this box set isn't good as the first (the black box) and the second (the blue box) Stax boxes. THE COMPLETE STAX/VOLT SOUL SINGLES - VOLUME 3, the red box, is a compilation of epic proportions, the definitive document of the end of an era in Soul Music and in Black culture. The final chapter in Stax' history is full of great music and beautiful voices. I think that it's an impossible task to mention in a few lines all the best musical moments of a 10 CD compilation that has more than 10 hours of music, but i can say that some of these great musical moments are provided by the voices of almost forgotten artists like Annette Thomas, Hot Sauce, Veda Brown, The Mad Lads, The Temprees, Mel and Tim and The Newcomers. These artists' records and the records of Stax' veterans like Rufus Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Isaac Hayes and The Bar-Kays are among the best 70's soul output. The red box proves that Stax produced great music until the end. Stax died, but it's music will live forever. Right on.