With the success and acclaim befalling 'Back To Black,' America couldn’t overlook Amy any longer, and the album entered the Billboard 200 on March 31, 2007.
It was, at the time, an album of what might have been, but 'Smiley Smile' is nonetheless a fascinating chapter in the group's story.
Our tribute to the often underrated family harmony group from Newport, Rhode Island.
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film 'Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll.'
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
Director John Singleton left behind more than just a cinematic legacy; his soundtracks brought the black experience to life on the big screen.
Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
Knocking Oasis off the top of the UK charts, The Verve circa ‘Urban Hymns’ were a force of nature capturing the zeitgeist as Britpop went into decline.
Urgent and driving, The Ruts’ debut album, ‘The Crack’, was an impressively diverse offering merging reggae influences and politically charged anthems.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
The song was written by drummer Don Brewer and produced, as was the eponymous album, by Todd Rundgren.
In the 1969 single that became a career landmark, the peerless and fearless country artist was protesting about protesters.
The song written by Harry Akst and Benny Davis also connects Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and countless others.
What is it that connects the great country singer with an American president of the 1920s? The answer lies in this bizarre tale.
After receiving just one play, at 4am in the morning, Guns N Roses’ ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ video caused a meltdown at MTV and made the group overnight stars.