A great soul album that should have made Frederick Knight a huge star, ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ contains much more than its hit title track.
Presenting a view of life and love that still resonates, ‘Phases Of Reality’ – and William Bell – should be better remembered than it is.
‘Rare Stamps Vol.1’ found JJ Barnes and Steve Mancha taking the Detroit sound to Memphis for a series of great soul records that are now collectors’ items.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
Stax’s motto for 1969 was “Getting it all together” – and they did, on ‘Soul Explosion’, one of the great soul music compilations of all time.
The collection is part of Craft’s ‘Made In Memphis’ campaign and features many of Stax’s biggest stars and songs of the era.
Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her’.
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.
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.
The record's tracklist includes cult-classic artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Circus Maximus and Southwest F.O.B.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ remains William Bell’s definitive artistic statement.
Along with ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, his debut LP for Stax, ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ remains a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Cropper co-wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 20th Century, including ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of Bay,’ ‘In the Midnight Hour,’ and ‘Green Onions.’
The night's big winners were two blues giants Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo' who won Album of the year for their collaborative album Tajmo.