From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
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.
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.
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.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
“The National Recording Registry honours the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters and artists are worthy of the award?
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The Long Island home where jazz giant John Coltrane composed his opus 'A Love Supreme' and where his wife Alice Coltrane recorded her landmark solo debut has been named a National Treasure...