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.
The score album combined two great American talents, performed by the Staples and written and produced almost entirely by Curtis Mayfield.
The visual comes ahead of the seven-CD collection ‘Come Go With Me,’ which celebrates the legendary soul group's Stax years.
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on October 24, 1960 for the man Keith called a big model for the young Rolling Stones.
The anthology came out in vinyl and digital formats in February and was widely praised.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
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.
This celebration of one of the greatest gospel and soul groups in music history presents all of their Stax studio albums and a seventh disc of rarities.
The compilation celebrates one of the most memorable years in the distinguished history of Stax.
The 60th anniversary of the iconic Stax Records will be marked by a joint campaign by Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment.