The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
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.'
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.’
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 irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
They include titles by the Bar-Kays, Booker T and the MGs, Delaney & Bonnie and Johnnie Taylor.