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.
Paul Weller has produced, played and sung on the forthcoming new album by British group Stone Foundation, due on 31 March, 2017.
Eric Bibb, Bobby Rush, William Bell and Joe Bonamassa are among the artists in the 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.
Concord Music Group has a weighty haul of 18 nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, including three for Sarah Jarosz and two for William Bell.
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 first album by Melissa Etheridge in her new deal with Stax/Concord, MEmphis Rock and Soul, will be out on 7 October, 2016.
William Bell, a much-admired survivor of the vintage Stax era, is back on the label. His album This Is Where I Live is out on Stax via Concord on 3 June.
The complete Stax Volt Soul Singles box set is 213 tracks of some fabulous soul music along with some great blues records.