The Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
Two great soul men were in friendly competition on the R&B charts with rival versions of 'If You Need Me.'
Surprisingly unsuccessful at the time, the album has thankfully become a monument to the unique soulfulness of one of Britain’s finest-ever voices.
The erudite individual from the Bronx devised the very name "rhythm and blues," before going on to help define it at Atlantic Records and far beyond.
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.
In December 1967, a "nervous" British guitarist was drafted in as a guest on the 'Lady Soul' album.
Ahmet Ertegun, the urbane Turkish-American entrepreneur and co-founder of Atlantic Records, was born on 31 July 1923. He was a peerless record man.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.