A star who defined R&B in the 1970s moved into the 1990s with ‘Put Me In Your Mix.’
Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.
Since the advent of sound in cinema, music has become an integral part of the movie experience.
Released on September 23, 1969, Isaac Hayes’ 'Hot Buttered Soul' is a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production ‘Soul Man’ became another Stax classic.
The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionized soul music, spearheaded symphonic soul and helped to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
One soul duo covered another in 1967, when James and Bobby remade the Sam & Dave song of two years earlier.
The history of ‘Fever’ includes some strange tales and unlikely artists. Here are some of the best cover versions of the song made famous by Peggy Lee.
Among the best Stax vocal groups, you’ll find some of the finest soul singers of the 60s and 70s, letting you know how it felt to be young, gifted and black.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
How well do you know Isaac Hayes’ 1971 album, ‘Shaft’?
The Bristol collective hit the UK summit for the first time with the 1998 album.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.