His final album for Stax Records, ‘Crown Prince Of Dance’ proved that Rufus Thomas could still claim the throne when it came to floor-filling soul music.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
‘Walking The Dog’ might seem like an album about dancing. And animals. But Rufus Thomas’ influence spread far further than many people realise.
Recorded in four days, The Rolling Stones’ debut album honoured the blues and introduced the band to America as “England’s newest hit makers”.
The soul man from Crawfordsville, Arkansas rang up his 14th soul chart entry with ‘Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone,’ from an impressive total of 43.
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.
'Their First LP' included some of the SDG's covers as well as originals by the group and Steve Winwood.
On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
A new 6CD box set to be issued by Craft Recordings is set to delve deep into the archives of iconic Memphis imprint Stax Records
Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment have announced the 22 September 2017 release of Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax.
Soul man Don Bryant returns on Fat Possum on 12 May, 2017 with Don’t Give Up On Love, featuring members of the Gregg Allman Band and Hi Records musicians.
'Mustang Sally' and 'Respect Yourself' writer Mack Rice died on Monday (27) at 82 in Detroit, of complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease.
The complete Stax Volt Soul Singles box set is 213 tracks of some fabulous soul music along with some great blues records.
Nine giants of Memphis music have been named, at a press conference at Hard Rock Café, to be 2014 inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.