In the short span of her career, Amy Winehouse forged a soulful pop template that has spawned countless imitators, but there is only one Amy.
The South African trumpeter is an international icon, with a legend earned through decades of creativity, outspoken advocacy, and activism.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
How the legendary soul imprint worked to make some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most celebrated and inspiring speeches available on record.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionized soul music, spearheaded symphonic soul and helped to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
With his own recording studio and a seemingly endless head for ideas, Frank Zappa was a truly independent artist who paved the way for future generations.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Individually and collectively, The I-Threes were a powerful and unique unit that helped lift Bob Marley’s music even higher.
The country star has deftly navigated one trend after another in her lengthy career, with hits coming in multiple decades.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
The ABBA Eurovision performance of ‘Waterloo’ has gone down in history as the competition’s most iconic moment, and one of the group’s finest hours.
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.
Released after Sex Pistols’ acrimonious split, ‘The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle’ nevertheless a swag-bag of some iconic moments in punk history.