Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years.
A soulful trip to 'Land Of 1,000 Dances,' courtesy of Wilson Pickett and many others.
The 11-year-old Little Miss Dynamite hit the scene in July 1956 with a cover of 'Jambalaya.'
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
A stroll through the peerless catalog of Rush reveals a mighty inventory of tracks that fans have helped to make immortal.
The launching pad for luminaries such as Tommy Olivencia, Willie Rosario, and La Sonora Ponceña, Inca Records brought a distinctly Puerto Rican sound to salsa.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The band's first performance was not, as often reported, at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, but two days earlier in a famous north of England club.
The 1961 recording is gripping, and not just because of Patsy's stellar vocals and undoubted star quality.
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
The Genius Of Charlie Parker was no overstatement. An expanded reissue of an original 1953 album offered an insight into Bird’s recording techniques.
Restlessly inventive, 10cc set about creating some of the most inventive pop of the 70s – a fascinating period covered in their Before During After box set.
When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang,” they proved three divas are better than one.
‘What’s The 411?’ introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
‘Lifes Rich Pagent’ was a watershed album for R.E.M. on which Michael Stipe gained in confidence as a frontman and began to clearly enunciate his lyrics.