From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
On 7 January 1967, saxophone player-bandleader Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley surprised everyone by entering the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.'
The Godfather stormed into 1971 with another funk smash, ‘Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved.’
The 1960s were in their dying days when Little Milton made another entry on Billboard's soul singles chart on 27 December 1969 with If Walls Could Talk.
A James Brown Christmas is a soulful Christmas. The Godfather Of Soul kept on giving, right up until his death on Christmas Day 2006.
With 1961's 'Lost Someone,' Brown took another step towards becoming one of the greatest soul performers of all time.
The Godfather of Soul met the coming disco era head-on, with a subtly updated groove and a top 20 R&B hit.
Fans had consolation for the band's just-announced split with the live retrospective 'Dig The New Breed,' covering their five years as a performing force.
Scrapped in favour of the ‘Sex Machine’ album, the recently unearthed ‘Live At Home With His Bad Self’ finds James Brown in his full funky glory in August, Georgia.
From deep funk cuts to snazzy jazz numbers, the best Thanksgiving songs focus on food and gratitude for the holidays.
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US music TV has caught the winds of change in pop and rock. We revisit some classic performances.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
In late 1965, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' became the Godfather's second big crossover single in a row.
The new film, directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning Roger Ross Williams, charts the history and legacy of New York's famous Apollo Theatre.