Booker T. and the MGs shared Stax Records’ message of racial tolerance by their very presence. But it wasn’t always easy.
Rhythm and Blues
The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.
Eric Burdon could have made peace with his former bandmates in War aboard the 2014 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
John Oates goes inside the sessions for Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That”: ‘There’s so much space in it’
Hall and Oates had finished recording for the day, when inspiration brought them to a Roland CompuRhythm – and one of their biggest songs.
Jimi Hendrix and Steve Cropper would, on the surface, seem to have little in common. A memorable meeting at Stax showed otherwise.
Hall and Oates started by turning down early offer from a legendary label: ‘We want to do something different’
Hall and Oates made a gutsy move, choosing to go their own way – and became genre-jumping pioneers in the process.
Mat Brewster shares thoughts and memories during a random shuffle featuring Wilco, Whiskeytown and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Seems Billy Idol covered a Stax song, without knowing it was a Stax song.
The latest edition of Odd Couples finds two ’60s icons squaring off. Call this one: That’s What She Said.
The Foundations’ ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ didn’t just aspire to Motown’ classic sound. They captured it.