From the Blues to bossa nova and calypsos to carols she imbued all with her unique voice. Ella Fitzgerald will live forever…
Louis Armstrong topped both the Billboard singles chart and album chart with Hello Dolly. He also had huge success with it around the world.
The Motown genius was celebrating the influence of Ellington, Armstrong and more.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
Wonderful World is many people's favourite song; the story behind its release is fascinating and given its difficult birth, it's amazing that it made No.1.
With a friendship based on mutual admiration, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong recorded a series of classic songs and appeared together in many hit movies.
The day the Texas Troubadour's fortunes changed forever.
Few can touch Barbra Streisand in terms of cultural clout, career autonomy and sheer vocal ability, here we explore the enduring power of Streisand.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
The best Bond songs have been recorded by some of the greats of popular music, and hold a special place in the legacy of film soundtracks.
From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.