A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Breathing new life into songs we’ve heard many times before, the Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas playlist features the best Christmas jazz songs out there.
For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Motown Christmas playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, the Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
The world’s most famous mouse made his big-screen debut with ‘Steamboat Willie’, marking the point at which Mickey Mouse music first entered pop culture.
Capturing where Rush’s heads were at in 1978, ‘Hemispheres’ marks a pivotal point in the history of the groundbreaking Canadian trio.
There are Christmas songs… and then there are the best Christmas country songs, as featured on the Country Christmas playlist, reliable as the Opry itself.
For the perfect soundtrack to a bluesy little Christmas, our playlist of the best Christmas blues songs has everything you need, from King to Clapton.
With ‘Fearless’, Taylor Swift “became much more comfortable writing about” herself – and broke industry records in the process.
Neil Diamond’s experience starring in ‘The Jazz Singer’ might have convinced him to follow his music, but it also resulted in a classic hit soundtrack album.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Thoughtful and insightful quotes about the power of music as therapy and the ways in which it is good for all of us to open up about mental-health concerns.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Ringo Starr’s third album, Ringo, was hailed as “the first to actually invoke The Beatles’ aura”.