Hear the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.
Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
The band's slow-burning, eponymous debut album was all part of the groundwork for a hugely successful run at the top from the late 1960s until the mid-1970s.
A history of the English music stylist with a difference, as it’s told by the man himself.
People have been using music as a means to express dissatisfaction for as long as we know, but why is it so powerful?
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
With their ‘Out Of Our Heads’ album, The Rolling Stones penned their first truly classic song and found themselves thrust into the mania of global stardom.
Among the best Stax vocal groups, you’ll find some of the finest soul singers of the 60s and 70s, letting you know how it felt to be young, gifted and black.
Our audio interview series highlights the man who co-wrote and recorded the original of 'Knock On Wood' and so much more, Eddie Floyd.
The music of the Summer of Love in New York reflected the numerous communities already making noise in the city.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic summer of love with beautiful people turning on, tuning in, and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.
Almost 50 years have elapsed since his death, but Otis Redding’s music lives on. ‘The Soul Album’ reminds us of what a prodigious talent the world lost.
The Chicago singer's single was a superbly soulful, horn-fuelled slice of real life.