From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
“A lot of us are desperate to find some sort of essence and truth,” says Joep Beving, the latest curator of the Peaceful Music playlist.
With mutual appreciation for each other’s blues prowess, John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat collaborated on the smoking-hot album ‘Hooker ’N Heat’.
Recorded at Chess Studios, ‘The Rolling Stones No.2’ found “England’s newest hitmakers” paying tribute to their idols in the home of Chicago blues.
The best jukebox musicals changed the landscape of musical theatre by making the pop music stage show a box office sensation.
From the first talkie, theme songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness, as these 50 best film songs prove.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
A James Brown Christmas is a soulful Christmas. The Godfather Of Soul kept on giving, right up until his death on Christmas Day 2006.
The rock legends and the comedy duo may currently be locked in the battle of the biopics, but Queen once battled Laurel And Hardy on the singles charts…
‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ remains a beloved holiday song, thanks in no small part to singer Burl Ives’ warm, mellow voice. It lights up Christmas every year.
Originally penned as a racy romance song about taking an unchaperoned sleigh ride, ‘Jingle Bells’ has become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever.
Capturing “the delirious optimism of the era”, ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’ remains one of the most ambitious extravaganzas in rock history.
Jackson 5’s exuberant version of ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ remains one the most uplifting Christmas songs of all time.
Having produced four Queen albums and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Mr Bad Guy’, Reinhold Mack saw the singer’s ‘genius’ working methods up close.
Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack album for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has become a seasonal classic, full of magical pieces that stand on their own.