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The Bar-Kays began as a backing band for Stax, and recorded their own hit "Soul Finger" in 1967. Just as their career was beginning to take off, all of the Bar-Kays, except bassist James Alexander and trumpeter Ben Cauley, were killed in the plane crash that claimed Otis Redding.

  The Bar-Kays - booking information  After a period of mourning, Alexander reformed the group and they supported Isaac Hayes on his classic "Hot Buttered Soul," "Shaft," "Movement" and "To Be Continued" LPs. The high profile of the Hayes records assured the revival of their career, and they came back with "Son Of Shaft" in 1971, a top 10 hit. Now consisting of Alexander with Willie Hall (drums), Winston Stewart (organ), Barry Wilkins (guitar), Vernon Burch (guitar), Harvey Henderson (sax) and vocalist Larry Dodson, the Bar-Kays developed a reputation as a fierce live outfit, which was briefly documented on the Wattstax concert. 

  The Bar-Kays - booking information  Once they were free to record for a new label, they quickly signed to Mercury. "Shake Your Rump To The Funk" kicked off a long string of popularity for the band, reaching #5 in 1976. For the rest of their career, they became expert stylists, doing their variation on whatever style was popular at the moment. While that meant their LPs were less adventurous than before, it also guaranteed chart presence in the form of hit singles. "Let's Have Some Fun," "Move Your Boogie Body," "Hit And Run," and "She Talks To Me With Her Body" took them from the disco era through the techno-funk of the early 80s. In 1978, a forgotten session from Stax, "Holy Ghost," was released and became a funk classic, despite being completed nearly four years earlier.

They adapted to the advent of rap music with "Freakshow On the Dance Floor," a song from the "Breakin'" soundtrack that was their biggest hit, peaking at #2. The jams kept coming: "Your Place Or Mine," "Certified True," and their stab at go-go, "Struck By You." They kept touring but recorded less frequently in the 90's. Still, the band marches on, representing Memphis soul as they have for the past four decades.

Hit songs include --

  • Move Your Boogie Body
  • Soul Finger
  • Hit And Run
  • Shake Your Rump To The Funk
  • Boogie Body Land
  • Too Hot To Stop
  • Certified True
  • Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
  • Holy Ghost
  • Son of Shaft
  • Let's Have Some Fun
  • Struck On You
  • Sexomatic
  • Your Place or Mine
  • She Talks To Me With Her Body
  • Shine
  • Dirty Dancer
  • Attitudes
  • Today Is The Day
  • I'll Dance

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Genre: R&B
   .Funk. / xFunk
   .Instrumental Rock. / InstrumentalRock
   .Soul. / xSoul
   .Memphis Soul. / MemphisSoul

Years active
   x60s, x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s

Formed: ..in Tennessee / formed nTennessee
Formed: ..in Memphis / formed MemphisTN
Formed:   in 1966

Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Memphis / based MemphisTN



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If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!

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Official booking fees for THE BAR-KAYS, or any other celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior notice.

Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist's calendar, whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.

As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as the artist becomes more popular or decrease when becoming less popular.

Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime. Generally, the artist's manager has a role in the decision to accept any particular offer from a talent buyer.

To learn the most current artist's pricing, or the estimated artist's fee for your particular event, simply click on the "Let's Get Started!" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

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