This collection of 4 July songs mixes buried treasures along with some must-hear standards that make the perfect playlist for Independence Day parties.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
Voodoo still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking and challenging record, who knew it would take 14 years for D’Angelo to top it.
The UK charts of 20 January 1966 made good reading for the SDG.
From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
The inspiring and infectious song became the fourth of the Impressions' six R&B No. 1s.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.
Unafraid to tackle the big subjects, artists like Curtis Mayfield and Kendrick Lamar are as brave in their music as they are in their politics.
Trailed by the single, 'Billy Jack', Bailey's new album is due out on Verve on 21 June.
“The National Recording Registry honours the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters and artists are worthy of the award?
US fans were enjoying a staple diet of soul on 6 December 1975, as the soundtrack to Let’s Do It Again by the Staple Singers hit No. 1 on the R&B chart.
Ten months after Paul Weller announced that the trend-setting band were splitting up, their name was back in the bestsellers with their first hits retrospective, Snap!
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...