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.
On 6 November 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
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 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.
The Bristol collective hit the UK summit for the first time with the 1998 album.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
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.
Her audacious piece of "bedroom soul" was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
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.
Since the advent of sound in cinema, the film score has become an integral part of the movie experience. Explore some of the 50 best film scores ever.
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.