Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
Unquestionably, 'The Folk Singer' by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
The success of the southern rock band's 1973 debut album led to a follow-up featuring the anthemic 'Sweet Home Alabama.'
“I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind," producer Quincy Jones later said of the all-star charity single.
As a songwriter, Bob Dylan has inspired countless others – but who inspired him to write the timeless classic Mr Tambourine Man?
Laying her unique mix of heartache, carnal desire and strong-willed resolve out for all to witness, Lucinda Williams brought the blues back into the charts with 2003’s ‘World Without Tears’.
From awards-laden lyricists to those whose creativity has reached new heights of expression, these musicians could – and should – be considered poets.
Hailed as the birthplace of both the blues and rock’n’roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is a must-visit city for music lovers around the world.
The singer will be at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from 2-11 May to launch his new album 'California Sun.'
Australian singer-songwriter Cloves tackles Bob Dylan’s 60s anthem ‘Blowin In The Wind’ with a new cover featuring her striking vocals.
With younger fans discovering rock, Verve Records felt the need to branch out. Enter the Blues Project a band that included by Brooklyn native Al Kooper.
The legendary musician will receive the award at the annual ceremony on 9 May in Toronto.
Our playlist celebrating a man who was part of a golden period for the Rolling Stones, and far more besides.