The Godfather of Soul met the coming disco era head-on, with a subtly updated groove and a top 20 R&B hit.
With the upcoming 'Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', Richard Carpenter tells uDiscover the origin story of '(They Long To Be) Close To You'.
As the former pop idol adjusted his sound to suit more adult tastes, 'Dream Weaver' was one of his singles that missed the US bestsellers.
A ceremony included the dedication of a street in the Forest Hills neighbourhood of Queens, New York where Becker grew up.
Released on 23 September 1969, Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul remains a visionary album, and a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
Prior to 'Look Now', Costello's last album with The Imposters was 2008's 'Momofuku'.
In July 1970, the seven-year-old Burt Bacharach & Hal David song 'Close To You' gave the siblings their first US No. 1.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
The LP marked the star's debut at his new home of Decca Records.
After initial top ten hits written by Jagger/Richards and by Jackie DeShannon, the teenage pop star's next success came with a John D. Loudermilk song.
A small selection from the stunning archives of a truly great record label.
'Hit Maker! completely missed the US charts, but became a significant success in the UK, where Burt recorded it.
Remembering the vocal stylist and songwriter's second solo sojourn.