The original Bar-Kays were tragically forced to regroup after four of them perished in the 1967 plane crash that also killed Redding. James Alexander and Ben Cauley, who survived the actual crash, (Alexander was on another plane) added Larry Dodson and other members and returned to their outstanding musicianship as the Stax house band, playing on the records of classic artists. They are known for their work with Isaac Hayes on his hit albums, including the “Shaft” soundtrack.


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