'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her’.
The playlist coincides with the release of the 2LP compilation of the same name, with digital reissues to follow daily throughout Black Music Month in June.
Is Abbey Road The Beatles’ best album? Possibly, and it inspired ‘McLemore Avenue’, which is arguably the finest hour from Stax legends Booker T & The MGs.
The 2019 ceremony will also recognise, among other blues standards, the Muddy Waters song that gave the Rolling Stones their name.
The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
Adapting to the new funk scene of the early 70s, Booker T & The MGs released the perfectly titled ‘Melting Pot’, an album that still sounds in the moment.
We present a uDiscover Music playlist celebrating Laurens Hammond's fantastic invention, starring Jimmy Smith, Booker T and the MGs, Procol Harum and many more.
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
Late in 1969, CCR saw out the decade as they released their fourth album 'Willy and the Poor Boys.'
Our audio interview with the man born in Memphis on 12 November 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.
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.