A fascinating curio in both Stax’s catalogue and Eddie Floyd’s solo career, ‘Down To Earth’ is a gritty soul-rock collection that remains unfairly overlooked.
Our audio interview series highlights the man who co-wrote and recorded the original of 'Knock On Wood' and so much more, Eddie Floyd.
In February 1971, '(Do The) Push & Pull' went No.1 R&B when Thomas had been recording for 20 years, and was already 53 years old.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
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 Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
‘Stax Records – 50 Years of Soul’ features performances from Steve Cropper, William Bell, Booker T. Jones, and more.
The soundtrack album to the 1972 festival, ‘Wattstax: The Living Word’ captured the power, heart and sense of unity and purpose behind the pioneering event.
Written and produced by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, the song was a typically groundbreaking offering by the London pacesetters.
The book includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bill Wyman, Paul Young, William Bell, Steve Cropper and others.
The playlist coincides with the release of the 2LP compilation of the same name, with digital reissues to follow daily throughout Black Music Month in June.
The Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
The collection is part of Craft's 'Made In Memphis' campaign and features many of Stax's biggest stars and songs of the era, such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers and Albert King.
Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment have announced the 22 September 2017 release of Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax.
uDiscover talks to the stars of the one-off celebration concert Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul show at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 September 2017.