The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
uDiscover talks to the stars of the one-off celebration concert Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul show at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 September 2017.
The 1959 Ray Charles single 'What'd I Say' is one of the seminal and much-covered records in R&B history, well worthy of a uDiscover overview and playlist.
Booker T. Jones, born 12 November 2015, has been in our musical consciousness for decades, and remains in demand for both his current and classic exploits.
The death has been confirmed of trumpeter Wayne Jackson, a mainstay of countless classic soul and rock records as a member of the Memphis Horns.
Don Davis, the Detroit-based producer, who passed away at the age of 75 but leaves some fine recorded work behind, especially with vocalist Johnnie Taylor.