As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
Presenting a view of life and love that still resonates, ‘Phases Of Reality’ – and William Bell – should be better remembered than it is.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
Our audio interview series highlights the man who co-wrote and recorded the original of 'Knock On Wood' and so much more, Eddie Floyd.
In February 1971, '(Do The) Push & Pull' went No. 1 R&B when Thomas had been recording for 20 years, and was already 53 years old.
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.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ remains William Bell’s definitive artistic statement.
The influential career of Isaac Hayes will be anthologised by Craft Recordings with the 22 September 2017 release of The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976).
Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment have announced the 22 September 2017 release of Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax.
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 ongoing celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Stax Records will continue with the 8 September 2017 release of The Stax 7s Vinyl Box.
Van Morrison is to receive the American Music Association Lifetime Award in September 2017 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
The 60th anniversary of the iconic Stax Records will be marked by a joint campaign by Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment.