His style is immediately distinguishable from all other blues guitarists and he's one of the most important blues guitarists to ever pick up the electric guitar.
The series begins with the Rance Allen Group’s self-titled debut album from 1972.
In the UK, the album of the same name has debuted atop the Official Charts Company's Americana Albums chart.
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.
On the Billboard R&B chart for 25 January 1969, Stax star Johnnie Taylor had something new to say: Take Care Of Your Homework.
The backdrop to the album's ten new songs was the death of Richard Swift, producer of the two hugely-acclaimed albums by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
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 series will focus on classic, newly reissued albums by Booker T. & the M.G.s, the Bar-Kays, Delaney & Bonnie, Johnnie Taylor and David Porter.
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.
Our audio interview with the man born in Memphis on 12 November 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.