Al Bell Takes Music Foundation Post

July 17, 2009

Al Bell

Posted at “Memphis Flyer” by Chris Herrington  on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at  9:15 AM

The Memphis Music Foundation elected former Stax Records executive Al Bell as its new chairman this week. Bell takes over from longtime board chairman Phil Trenary.

“Economic empowerment and economic development,” Bell responds when asked what his focus will be. “When I say empowerment, I’m talking about individual. When I say development, I’m talking about institutions and businesses. Everything I do will be about that.”

Bell praises the city’s “diverse, authentic music base” and asserts, familiarly, that one challenge is to get locals to appreciate the city’s cultural assets as much as people around the country and around the world.

Bell’s long, historic music career is best know for his period as an executive and eventual co-owner of Stax, leading the label during the era marked by Isaac Hayes’ rise to superstardom and the historic WattStax concert.

Please read the remainder of the article here on the Memphis Flyer Website.

Congratulations and good luck on you new endeavor Mr. Bell.


2 Responses to “Al Bell Takes Music Foundation Post”

  1. jonny meadow Says:

    Wish the best of luck to Al Bell in his new post for which he is amply qualified.-Jonny Meadow

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