The new film, directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning Roger Ross Williams, charts the history and legacy of New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The Godfather of Soul had somethin’ that made him wanna shout, as he entered the Hot 100 on 3 October 1970.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
The great jazz singer-pianist's sixth album for Philips was named after a much-covered song that also links Johnny Mathis and David Bowie.
The best live albums of all time capture the very essence of a band’s energy in concert, making you feel like you were actually there.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
'Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud)' became an R&B smash and an anthem of the Civil Rights era.
'Live At Home with His Bad Self' will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl, and digital audio
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on 5 September 1960 with 'I Want To Know.'
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the Hot 100 of 15 August 1964 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
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.
He wrote the classic that's been covered hundreds of times, and made other fine records of his own.