The score album combined two great American talents, performed by the Staples and written and produced almost entirely by Curtis Mayfield.
Why do millions of people flock to Graceland or fly across the world to see The Beatles’ instruments? The best music museums offer historic time capsules.
The labourer's son became one half of dynamic soul duo Sam & Dave.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
At a time when the music business was dominated by men, the Memphis soul label Stax Records employed a host of women in key positions.
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.
The scholarships will be named after a distinguished Stax recording artist or executive, including members of Booker T. and the MG’s, the Bar-Kays, Otis Redding, and William Bell.
On January 30, 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
As Taylor released the follow-up to 'Who's Making Love,' he was immediately onto another winner.
'(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay,' co-written with his great friend Steve Cropper, was released on January 8, 1968, a month after Otis' death at just 26.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
The blues singer-writer’s consistent success wasn’t going to be ending anytime soon.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
On December 21, 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 December 13, 1969 and became the fifth of eight consecutive top tenners for the Arkansas soul man.