From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
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.
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
When Billy Joel's 'Just The Way You Are' was already on its way to becoming an easy listening classic, Barry added his own much-loved version.
Unafraid to live up to their name, Soul Children placed emotion at the top of their agenda with a Stax Records debut album helmed by Isaac Hayes.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
The best soul music gifts of the year are a testament to living legends, and those much-missed voices whose legacies live on.
Released in 1971, ‘Black Moses’ was Isaac Hayes’ fifth album to be released in a little over two years, and is arguably his crowning achievement.
On 6 November 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
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.
Sam & Dave’s second album, ‘Double Dynamite’, remains an explosive example of the dynamic soul do at their best, and a classic in the Stax Records catalogue.
Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
A star who defined R&B in the 1970s moved into the 1990s with 'Put Me In Your Mix.'