Released on September 23, 1969, Isaac Hayes’ 'Hot Buttered Soul' is a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
With ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,’ Melvin Van Peebles kick-started the Blaxploitation genre with a gritty movie and a great soundtrack.
‘When I did my first short film I needed music and I couldn't afford to pay anyone, so I had a kazoo and I hummed my soundtrack,’ Van Peebles said.
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.
A fascinating curio in both Stax’s catalogue and Eddie Floyd’s solo career, ‘Down To Earth’ is a gritty soul-rock collection that remains unfairly overlooked.
Our audio interview series highlights the man who co-wrote and recorded the original of 'Knock On Wood' and so much more, Eddie Floyd.
Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her.’
Delaney And Bonnie had a profound influence on Eric Clapton when they released ‘Home.’ The album remains a down-home classic, mixing blues with blue-eyed soul.
The blues master's 1969 album had him working with the combined might of Booker T and the MGs.
The last in our Stax interview series is on a lady who has been part of the fabric of the famous Memphis institution for more than half a century.
A classic example of Stax blues, the ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ album is a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
On the ‘The Isaac Hayes Movement,’ all roads lead to the reimagining of George Harrison’s masterpiece, ‘Something.’
Is 'Abbey Road' The Beatles’ best album? Possibly. At the very least, it inspired ‘McLemore Avenue’, which is arguably the finest hour from Booker T. & The MGs.
Almost 50 years have elapsed since his death, but Otis Redding’s music lives on. ‘The Soul Album’ reminds us of what a prodigious talent the world lost.
The great Otis Redding’s facility with a weepie, a pleadie, and a beg o’ ya was a considerable hallmark of his craft. This album has plenty.