‘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.
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, ‘Cheaper To Keep Her.’
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 anthology came out in vinyl and digital formats in February and was widely praised.
The Gospel Truth was Stax Records' varied religious imprint. This introduction highlights some of the best music to come out on the label.
‘The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection’ is out November 13.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
‘Stax Records – 50 Years of Soul’ features performances from Steve Cropper, William Bell, Booker T. Jones, and more.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
‘Memphis Mayhem’ offers an in-depth look at the city that spawned such acts as Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.