Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
Lady Day was a brilliant singer, a great lyrical interpreter, she took chances, lived life hard, she could swing, she could swoon, she moaned low, was elegant and she was a soul...
The titles for 180 gram vinyl reissue are 'At The Copa,' 'Keep Movin' On' and 'Ain't That Good News.'
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
The newly-confirmed albums in the series are 'Hit Kit' and 'The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke.'
All the releases form part of ABKCO's year-long celebration of what would have been Cooke's 90th birthday on 22 January 2021.
The campaign leads up to what would have been Cooke's 90th birthday on 22 January 2021.
In 1985, 'The Legend Of Billie Holiday' put the great singer's name on the UK LP chart for the first time.
The new film, directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning Roger Ross Williams, charts the history and legacy of New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
The soundtrack album from the movie became Diana’s only US No. 1 solo pop album.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...