The labourer's son became one half of dynamic soul duo Sam & Dave.
The collection is part of Craft's 'Made In Memphis' campaign and features many of Stax's biggest stars and songs of the era, such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers and Albert King.
The soul man from Crawfordsville, Arkansas rang up his 14th soul chart entry with ‘Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone,’ from an impressive total of 43.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
uDiscover Music presents a history of the English music stylist with a difference — one told by the man himself.
'(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay,' co-written with his great friend Steve Cropper, was released on 8 January 1968, a month after Otis' death at just 26.
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.
The 1960s were in their dying days when Little Milton made another entry on Billboard's soul singles chart on 27 December 1969 with 'If Walls Could Talk.'
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
'Love Bones' hit the R&B chart on 13 December 1969 and became the fifth of eight consecutive top tenners for the Arkansas soul man.
The best soul music gifts of the year are a testament to living legends, and those much-missed voices whose legacies live on.
There’s not a blues guitarist that has not copped Albert King’s licks and fallen under his spell.
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.