As a lifelong student of rock’n’roll and the genre’s most vocal evangelist, Steven Van Zandt’s 'Soulfire' represented his dedication to the form.
The history of club music runs from groundbreaking Paradise Garade DJs such as Larry Levan, to 90s and 00s club megabombs.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
The Godfather of Soul's 1962 album is widely regarded as one of the truly great live records, in any genre.
Tammi left us at a tragically young 24, but her elegant vocals live on.
A 2LP edition of James Brown's 1972 album Get On The Good Foot, which included the title track R&B No. 1, will be issued by Republic/UMe on 21 June.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
It's still shocking to talk about Prince in the past tense, or to remember that he was just 57 when he passed.
They've released many live albums, but this one captured the beginning of the modern era of the Stones as a performing force.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
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 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.
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.