Released on 23 September 1969, Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul remains a visionary album, and a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
The compilation celebrates one of the most memorable years in the distinguished history of Stax.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
One soul duo covered another in 1967, when James and Bobby remade the Sam & Dave song of two years earlier.
The history of ‘Fever’ includes some strange tales and unlikely artists. Here are some of the best versions of the song made famous by Peggy Lee.
Among the best Stax vocal groups, you’ll find some of the finest soul singers of the 60s and 70s, letting you know how it felt to be young, gifted and black.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
The Bristol collective hit the UK summit for the first time.
On the The Isaac Hayes Movement, Hayes’ 1970 follow-up to Hot Buttered Soul, all roads lead to the reimagining of George Harrison’s masterpiece, Something.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
On 19 February 1976, Donna Summer's 'Love To Love You Baby' was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, denoting shipments of 500,000 copies.
Rufus Thomas was sitting pretty atop the American R&B chart on February 6 1971 with his first and only soul No. 1, ‘(Do The) Push and Pull.’
Soul icon Isaac Hayes will have remastered vinyl editions of his landmark albums Hot Buttered Soul, Shaft and Black Moses released on 2 March 2018.