From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
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.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
In 1960, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ combined one of the hot new male singers and a female vocalist who had been popular since World War II.
Chess Records and its founders, Leonard and Phil Chess, played a bigger part than any other record label in making the blues a worldwide phenomenon.
To prove that his work can be reinterpreted in a variety of styles, a uDiscover playlist gathering together the best Hank remakes by jazz artists.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
'You Go To My Head' is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Queen to Sex Pistols, Billie Holiday to Bob Marley – and more – uDiscover Music looks at the best box sets of 2017.