Bobby Manuel joined
Stax Records in the late 1960s and stayed until the label folded in 1975, after which he and Stax founder Jim Stewart opened Daily Planet studio and
began doing independent productions together.
At Stax, Manuel was a jack-of-alltrades, working as recording engineer, mixer, songwriter, producer, and touring band leader.
But first and foremost, Bobby was and is a guitarist. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Albert King, Little Milton, Billy Eckstine, Rufus Thomas, The MGs, Luther Ingram, The Bar-Kays, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Anne Peebles, Mavis Staples, and Eddie Floyd. His producer credits include Shirley Brown and Rick Dees (Bobby produced Rick’s Number One
classic, “Disco Duck”).
The single, “Memphis in Havana,” is a tantalizing preview of the solo album Bobby is working on for release in early 2014.