The score album combined two great American talents, performed by the Staples and written and produced almost entirely by Curtis Mayfield.
The monthly series, featuring DJ Jared ‘Jay B’ Boyd, kicks off Sunday on the iconic soul label’s Instagram.
Isaac Hayes was a Memphis singer-songwriter, part of the legendary Stax Records catalogue and made albums like the classic Hot Buttered Soul.
The pioneering Mississippi blues guitarist was known as one of the "Kings of the Blues" as well as "The Velvet Bulldozer."
The series begins with the Rance Allen Group’s self-titled debut album from 1972.
In the UK, the album of the same name has debuted atop the Official Charts Company's Americana Albums chart.
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 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.
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.
They include titles by the Bar-Kays, Booker T and the MGs, Delaney & Bonnie and Johnnie Taylor.
Defining a whole style of music, its combination of legendary artists and timeless songs has made Stax one of the most iconic record labels in history.
The playlist coincides with the release of the 2LP compilation of the same name, with digital reissues to follow daily throughout Black Music Month in June.
The collection is part of Craft's 'Made In Memphis' campaign and features many of Stax's biggest stars and songs of the era, such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers and Albert King.
The compilation celebrates one of the most memorable years in the distinguished history of Stax.