A seminal part of the history of rhythm and blues music, Bland was born in a tiny community in Shelby County, Tennessee on January 27, 1930.
A live recording of bluesman Memphis Slim from 1961, thought to be the only disc of its kind, is being digitised to be made available to the public.
Beale Street has long prided itself in being the main street for blues music north of the Delta. It was also the place where Jug Band Music got its start…
Longtime favourite rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will arrive on Stax Records with an album celebrating the famous company this summer.
Robert Gordon's wonderful book, Respect Yourself, tells the story of Stax Records, a story that's closer to a Greek Tragedy than modern day record company.
The original Bar-Kays got their name from a billboard for Bacardi rum with missing letters and because it was akin to another Stax band, The Mar-Keys.
Sonny Boy was the man and when left the residency of a Memphis club there was fierce competition to get his gig, so the owner decided to have a competition.