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.
Full of soul and songs of love, Ollie And The Nightingales’ self-titled album came at a time when soul music was changing fast, but it held its own.
Stuffed with classics – both those Stevie created and those he adopted – ‘My Cherie Amour’ still provokes wonder: how did he get so much joy into one album?
The best John Lee Hooker songs find an imitiable groove to prove that the blues could make you feel, but it could also make you dance.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Marvelettes’ ‘Please Mr. Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionized soul music, spearheaded symphonic soul and helped to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
The soundtrack album to the 1972 festival, ‘Wattstax: The Living Word’ captured the power, heart and sense of unity and purpose behind the pioneering event.
A great soul album that should have made Frederick Knight a huge star, ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ contains much more than its hit title track.