The best Lionel Richie songs cast a long shadow across 70s funk and 80s ballads, and include one of the most perfect duets in music history…
‘Mother’s Milk’ found Red Hot Chili Peppers overcoming a tragic setback to rebuild themselves – and their sound – with a pioneering funk-rap fusion album.
Before he and brothers Charles, Cyril and Aaron formed the soul-funk group The Neville Brothers in the late 70s, Art founded the pioneering-R&B outfit the Meters.
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.
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.
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.
With his imitable style, rollicking piano and Southern drawl, Dr John embodied the spirit of New Orleans.
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.
It's still shocking to talk about Prince in the past tense, or to remember that he was just 57 when he passed.
Trailed by the single, 'Billy Jack', Bailey's new album is due out on Verve on 21 June.
Before James Brown released ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud’ no mainstream artist had stated the case for black pride so explicitly.
The funky collective from Dayton had one of their biggest crossover smashes early in 1975 with 'Fire.'
"With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical."
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.