The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
Adapting to the new funk scene of the early 70s, Booker T & The MGs released the perfectly titled ‘Melting Pot,’ an album that still sounds in the moment.
We present a uDiscover Music playlist celebrating Laurens Hammond's fantastic invention, starring Jimmy Smith, Booker T and the MGs, Procol Harum and many more.
On December 21, 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
Stax house band Booker T & The MGs were the rulers of instrumental soul, and they cooked up a soul food storm on ‘Green Onions,’ their debut album.
An audio interview with the man born in Memphis on November 12, 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.
Late in 1969, CCR saw out the decade as they released their fourth album 'Willy and the Poor Boys.'
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Hear the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.
The pair take home albums by, among others, Miles Davis, R.E.M. and indeed Booker T. and the MGs.
The artist they called the first lady of Motown scored her first R&B No.1 with a Smokey Robinson co-write and production.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.