The scholarships will be named after a distinguished Stax recording artist or executive, including members of Booker T. and the MG’s, the Bar-Kays, Otis Redding, and William Bell.
On November 6, 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
‘The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection’ is out November 13.
The series begins with the Rance Allen Group’s self-titled debut album from 1972.
Bobby Rush, now 82 and one of the great names in southern funk-blues, has signed to Rounder and will release the album Porcupine Meat on 16 September.