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.
On 6 November 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
The autobiography, published on the eve of Jones' 75th birthday, already has testimonials from Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson among others.
This celebration of one of the greatest gospel and soul groups in music history presents all of their Stax studio albums and a seventh disc of rarities.
Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
In October 1973, with some seven years of great Stax recordings already to his name, Taylor charted with another, ‘Cheaper To Keep Her.’