Music and art will always go together, as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
An appreciation of the Soul Queen of New Orleans by her longtime collaborator Scott Billington.
New Orleans music has a rich history. Whether you’re in town for Mardi Gras, or seeking authentic jazz performances, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Fifty songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
Louis Armstrong made his first film in Hollywood in 1930. 30 years later he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
Walter Jacobs and his band the Jukes entered Billboard's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart on January 2, 1954 with 'You're So Fine.'
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.