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.
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.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
Dinah Washington was one of the greatest female vocalists to have sung jazz and popular music in the 20th century.
uDiscover Music looks at the history of the 1960s composition by Jerry Ragovoy that continues to reverberate in pop culture.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
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.
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.
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.
Three jazz greats are newly commemorated with USM's 8 December 2017 release of three Verve collections by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Stan Getz.
uDiscover Music's playlist in tribute to the incredible, insatiable and eclectic creativity of the man called Q.
Released on 21 October, the two ‘Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve’ collections are the perfect soundtracks to cold evenings by the fire.
Kay Starr, who scored such huge 1950s hits as 'Wheel Of Fortune' and 'Rock And Roll Waltz' in a seven-decade career, died on 3 November, 2016, aged 94.
What A Diff'rence A Day Makes spent 22 weeks on the Billboard album chart and did so much to enhance Dinah Washington's reputation
Dinah Washington was 39 years old when she died, yet The Divine Miss D. had a more colourful life and successful career in the 1940s & 50s than most anyone
Billy Paul, a key representative of the “Philly Soul” sound with his classic 'Me And Mrs. Jones,' died 24 April after a diagnosis with pancreatic cancer.