It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
Music and art will always go together, as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
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.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
The record helped Verve to become the quintessential jazz label of the 1950s.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
On January 25, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in the singer's career.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
Recorded in 1959, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is one of the greatest vocal performances of the 20th century.
Yuletide classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and Jackson 5… the best Christmas songs of all time are the gifts that keeps on giving.
Download festive, customized backgrounds and stream yuletide hits from Nat King Cole, the Beach Boys, and more.
‘Lofi Holiday Mixtape’ pairs DJs like BLOND:ISH and eevee with classic recordings by The Temptations, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.