Fifty songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
The disco queen and ‘I Will Survive’ singer Gloria Gaynor talks her new gospel record and forging her own success.
Porter’s soulful new song, which addresses themes of racial prejudice and acceptance, comes ahead of his new album, ‘All Rise’.
“The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change…That is history”.
Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
‘Strictly Business’ may be EPMD’s debut album, but it left calling cards for their future work – and influenced numerous MCs that followed it.
‘Blacks And Blues’ found flautist Bobbi Humphrey teaming up with Larry Mizell for a groove-laden album that provided future sample-fodder for hip-hop.
Bringing the 80s to a close, ‘Raw Like Sushi’ saw Neneh Cherry point to the future, and deserves a place alongside the likes of Massive Attack and Gorillaz.
Tonight’s ‘Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo Theater’ will feature a cross-generational line-up of talent, including Kool & The Gang, Gary Clark Jr, and Dionne Warwick.
‘Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo Theatre’ kicks off Black Music Month with remote performances from a cross-generational lineup.
So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
For the ravenous Northern soul collector, one label consistently brought the goods: Chess Northern soul classics continue to epitomise the sound today.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.