Hear the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.
In October 1973, with some seven years of great Stax recordings already to his name, Taylor charted with another.
His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
The fresh accolade comes after Thomas won last month's Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Inspiration Award.
‘Who’s Making Love’ practically defined the 'can’t trust a lover' strain of soul and made Johnnie Taylor a Stax star during the label’s pivotal year.
The Gospel Truth was Stax Records' varied religious imprint. This introduction highlights some of the best music to come out on the label.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production ‘Soul Man’ became another Stax classic.
Full of soul and songs of love, Ollie And The Nightingales’ self-titled album came at a time when soul music was changing fast, but it held its own.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionized soul music, spearheaded symphonic soul and helped to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
A great soul album that should have made Frederick Knight a huge star, ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ contains much more than its hit title track.
The event will take place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music with Grimes' collaborator on the book, author Preston Lauterbach.
The soul great talks to us about a glorious career bookended by the famous label.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.