A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single...
Moving from the Motown label to the equally iconic Stax Records, ‘Kim Kim Kim’ found singer Kim Weston in her absolute prime.
“Motown is critical not only to the history of music in America, but also the history of America itself”
The one-time Motown secretary and backing vocalist became one of the company's A-list vocalists.
The releases are timed to coincide with the second run of Jackson’s 'Metamorphosis' residency in Las Vegas.
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.
A great soul album that should have made Frederick Knight a huge star, ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ contains much more than its hit title track.
How the duo followed one of the biggest soul and crossover pop hits of 1979.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
The new editions are being celebrated with Urban Legends' unveiling of a co-branded 'Chocolate City'-inspired recipe video.
Those who bought Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite single got to hear Jackie's version of a song that predated World War I, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain high points in her career.
The third and most successful album by Tavares, ‘In The City’ is a passion-drenched classic of mid-70s R&B, and has much to offer beyond its hit singles.
On the chart of 11 July 1964, Sam scored his final soul chart-topper.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
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.