With his rough, powerful voice and descriptive, narrative-based songwriting, Bobby Womack had a mastery of the blues, gospel, and R&B.
The albums reestablished Womack's credentials as a master songwriter and performer.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
The double-sided 'That's Where It's At' and 'Cousin Of Mine' represented the last time Sam would see his own name in the charts.
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.
The clip is the latest in ABKCO's ongoing E Single Video series, and its appearance marked LaBelle's 76th birthday on 24 May.
An array of stunning Rolling Stones collaborations finds a band that have forged their own unique path sharing the spotlight with fellow musical legends.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up.
The Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
The next instalment in the much-praised Chess Northern Soul 7” series, Chess Northern Soul Vol III, will be released as a numbered box set on 16 March 2018.
Seasoned British vocalist Elkie Brooks had the compilation Pearls — The Very Best of Elkie Brooks released by Virgin EMI on 26 May 2017.
J. Geils, leader of 1970s and '80s rock staples the J. Geils Band, best known for their 1981 No. 1 'Centerfold,' passed away on 11 April, 2017.
The band enjoyed substantial success through the 1970s and became synonymous to many with their early '80s No. 1 'Centerfold.'
Two vinyl box sets, each featuring seven double-sided Northern Soul singles from the vaults of Chess and Capitol, will be released by Universal on July 24.
There were few funkier or more soulful bands in the 1970s and ‘80s than Rufus. We pick out 20 of their finest moments on record.