Wearing its crown well, ‘King & Queen’ saw Otis Redding team up with Carla Thomas for a laidback and playful album that included the hit single ‘Tramp.’
The great Otis Redding’s facility with a weepie, a pleadie, and a beg o’ ya was a considerable hallmark of his craft. This album has plenty.
Attempting to build on the success of ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,’ The Temptations And Norman Whitfield created ‘Masterpiece’ in 1973.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
Released in 1971, ‘Black Rock’ was the first important step towards making The Bar-Kays one of the most reliable and powerful funk groups of the decade.
Benefitting from a luminous, nostalgic sheen, ‘Pronounced Jah-Nay’ is a reminder that R&B duo Zhané were a unique voice in early 90s R&B.
Widely regarded as The Staples Singers’ greatest album, ‘Be Altitude: Respect Yourself’ was released in 1972 and lifted the group above the competition.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
The best Bob Marley love songs are passionate and personal declarations that continue to speak to that most timeless of emotions…
Considered too rough for airplay, ‘Yo! Bum Rush The Show’ found Public Enemy starting their countdown to Armageddon, paving the way for genius.
Ranging from spiritual ballads to political statements and declarations of love, the best Bob Marley songs spread the message of a true musical legend.
Leading a fight for freedom with calls to unity, Bob Marley did more than anyone else to spread his Rastafarian religion around the world.
Something of a last testament from reggae legend Bob Marley, ‘Redemption Song’ continues to spread its message of emancipation far and wide.
Rejected for the ‘Hell Up In Harlem’ soundtrack, ‘The Payback’ found James Brown exacting revenge and laying the blueprint for gangsta rap.
His insane lifestyle might have risked overshadowing the music, but Rick James was a talented musician whose work speaks for itself.