The British vocalist has enjoyed huge solo success in a remarkable career with connections to The Beatles, the Small Faces, Robert Palmer and others.
A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single song to life.
‘The Wallflower,’ much better known as ‘Dance With Me Henry,’ entered Billboard’s R&B chart a few weeks after Etta’s 17th birthday.
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.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
The Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song was already nearly 20 years old when Etta cut it for her debut album.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
The Chess label more than held its own against the likes of Motown and Stax – as this run-down of the 10 best Chess soul records of all time shows.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock'n'roll was making its presence felt on November 18, 1957.
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on October 24, 1960 for the man Keith called a big model for the young Rolling Stones.
Ten records from the label and artists that helped define early rock’n’roll.
In September 1963, Rick revived Glenn Miller's World War II hit 'Fools Rush In' for his next successful 45.
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on September 5, 1960.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
Hound dogs, salty dogs, rain dogs, the mighty canine appears in countless songs and this list celebrates all the dogs who’ve been saluted in song.