Co-authored by Tony Fletcher, Knock! Knock! Knock! On Wood features interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bill Wyman, Paul Young, William Bell, Steve Cropper, and more. Eddie Floyd gives insights into some of his most beloved songs and relationships with Bell, Cropper and Wilson Pickett.
The title of Americana artist Nathaniel Rateliff's latest solo LP, And It's Still Alright, suggests that there's joy after pain, but the record's contents also note that the opposite is true.
The Staple Singers' Stax recording, Come Go with Me, captures their transformation from the church-wrecking gospel highway to the soul-filling pop charts.
Fifty years ago, Stax Records became an independent label and this new two-LP compilation details that daring, exhilarating period in soul music.
The goal was to entice traditionally country audiences into becoming Stax consumers with music that resembled the prevailing popular countrypolitan style from Nashville that ruled the country charts.