Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
One soul duo covered another in 1967, when James and Bobby remade the Sam & Dave song of two years earlier.
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 Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
The labourer's son became one half of dynamic soul duo Sam & Dave.
Costello's soul schooling showed itself as never before on this fourth album, and third with the Attractions.
We present 50 songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
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.
George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam & Dave and Julio Iglesias are also among the 2019 honorees.
Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
The influential career of Isaac Hayes will be anthologised by Craft Recordings with the 22 September 2017 release of The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976).
Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment have announced the 22 September 2017 release of Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax.