With the release of their soundtrack for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, in 1977, Bee Gees were at the birth of disco, pointing the way for others to follow.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
Stax house band Booker T & The MGs were the rulers of instrumental soul, and they cooked up a soul food storm on ‘Green Onions,’ their debut album.
Stax’s motto for 1969 was 'getting it all together' – and they did, on ‘Soul Explosion,’ one of the great soul music compilations of all time.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Brilliant and inventive, George Clinton’s debut solo album, ‘Computer Games’, was a funky return to form from the P-Funk mastermind.
Both baffling and astounding, ‘Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants’ found Stevie Wonder branching out into soundtrack work for the first time.
Uneasy listening on a mission, ‘Death Certificate’ shocked many at the time, with Ice Cube kicking ass musically, verbally, and politically.
‘Who’s Making Love’ practically defined the 'can’t trust a lover' strain of soul and made Johnnie Taylor a Stax star during the label’s pivotal year.
With ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,’ Black Sheep made a classic laced with satire and sarcastic, acrid wit.
In thrall to the jazz music she grew up with, Amy Winehouse’s debut album, ‘Frank’, found her at turns optimistic and wry.
Scrapped in favor of the ‘Sex Machine’ album, the recently unearthed ‘Live At Home With His Bad Self’ finds James Brown in his full funky glory in Augusta, Georgia.
The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ is one of the greatest soul songs of all time. Here's the story of how it got made.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.