The best albums of the year reflect a varied musical landscape, with punk, R&B, disco, and much more all sitting alongside one another.
The best David Ruffin songs prove that the Motown singer most remembered for his time with The Temptations recorded some majestic work under his own name.
Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
How the legendary soul imprint worked to make some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most celebrated and inspiring speeches available on record.
The song, and Stevie's tireless campaigning, led directly to the enshrinement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed since January 1986.
A word-of-mouth scene generated on the streets of LA, hair metal might have cleaned up its act, but it retains a swagger that has timeless appeal.
‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became one of the biggest records in the history of Chess Records. Ahmad Jamal recalls how it happened.
The prog rock world has no lack of virtuosity, with its guitar heroes, keyboard wizards, and bass and drum monsters but this list salutes the proggers whose instrument was their vocal cords.
An introduction to one of the most explosive and charismatic drummers in jazz history.
No phrase in music riles up passionate fans and chart watchers alike quite like “one-hit wonder...”
LL Cool J is one of hip-hop’s most popular and enduring MCs. These timeless songs are essential listening for hip-hop fans.
An introduction to the gospel-tinged and pop-informed country giants.
An introduction to one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century.
A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.