Endlessly funky, the best James Brown samples reveal why the hardest working man in show business became the most-sampled artist in history.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The new fund is designed to benefit activists and organizations fighting to end systemic racism.
Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
Dr John leaves a remarkable musical legacy that spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock and pop. His influence is monumental.
Beginning at midnight, Questlove, D-Nice, Gilles Peterson and more will celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 70th birthday with non-stop live-streamed DJ sets.
“Sweet Pea cut a larger than life figure”, remembers Don Was. "Every one of the guys in the band looked up to him and loved him dearly".
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Initially Stevie Wonder’s live drummer, Bohannon also performed with Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Miles Davis and countless others.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
From the title track to the final fade, ‘Chocolate City’ kicks ass and provided the foundations for George Clinton and Parliament’s next funk masterpiece.
“Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” will air 21 April, honouring the pop icon on the fourth anniversary of his passing.
The funky collective from Dayton had one of their biggest crossover smashes early in 1975 with 'Fire.'
Rejected for the ‘Hell Up In Harlem’ soundtrack, ‘The Payback’ found James Brown exacting revenge and laying the blueprint for gangsta rap.
Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.