The series will focus on classic, newly reissued albums by Booker T. & the M.G.s, the Bar-Kays, Delaney & Bonnie, Johnnie Taylor and David Porter.
Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
One soul duo covered another in 1967, when James and Bobby remade the Sam & Dave song of two years earlier.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
The duo were holding on for their first R&B No. 1 with a gem from the Isaac Hayes/David Porter songbook.
Bar-Kays co-founder Ben Cauley, who died Sept 21, connects Otis Redding, with whom the Bar-Kays toured, and Keith Richards, on whose new album he appears.
Nine giants of Memphis music have been named, at a press conference at Hard Rock Café, to be 2014 inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.