Adapting to the new funk scene of the early 70s, Booker T & The MGs released the perfectly titled ‘Melting Pot,’ an album that still sounds in the moment.
At the end of 1970, the album further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
The third Stax Records album by soul singer Carla Thomas, ‘Carla’ remains a potent artistic statement featuring the huge hit crossover single ‘B-A-B-Y.’
On November 6, 1971, the ‘Shaft’ LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
Released in 1971, ‘Black Moses’ was Isaac Hayes’ fifth album to be released in a little over two years, and is arguably his crowning achievement.
His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
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.