Recorded in Paris, the long-sought-after album is back on vinyl and CD, and available digitally for the very first time.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
Ground-breaking Montreux shows from Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana, Phil Collins and more will also be available.
From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
The LP was recorded for a small French label in 1982, soon after Simone moved to Paris, and has only been sporadically available since.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
The great jazz singer-pianist's sixth album for Philips was named after a much-covered song that also links Johnny Mathis and David Bowie.
They have one of the most admired catalogues in popular music, and uDiscover Music salutes it with this playlist of the Bee Gees In 20 Songs.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.