Long before there were million-dollar studios or Pro Tools, there were great singing voices, whether they came out of barbershop quartets, Baptist churches or street corner doo-wop groups.
The musician also played with James Brown, Billy Joel and others, and leads his own jazz trio, but will always be best known as the first drummer in Paul McCartney's Wings.
Deft footwork was required to get 'It's The Same Old Song' into stores on 9 July 1965.
This collection of 4 July songs mixes buried treasures along with some must-hear standards that make the perfect playlist for Independence Day parties.
Since The Beatles revolutionary ‘Sgt Pepper’ album, each subsequent decade had its own “Pepper” moment. See which ones defined each decade.
The familiar bonds of fatherhood can be both joyous and complicated. From loving tributes to cathartic confessions, here are the best Father’s Day songs.
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.
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”.