From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
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.
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.
Wearing its crown well, ‘King & Queen’ saw Otis Redding team up with Carla Thomas for a laidback and playful album that included the hit single ‘Tramp’.
One of the great double-sided hits of the era paired ‘Long Tall Sally' with ‘Slippin’ and Slidin.''
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
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.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
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?
The Black Crowes could always be counted on to produce the finest Southern rock of the late 20th Century, and ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ is no exception.
uDiscover Music's playlist tribute to an artist who had one of the definitive R&B-blues voices.
uDiscover Music presents a history of the English music stylist with a difference — one told by the man himself.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Less than a month after his mysterious and tragic shooting, Sam was back in the charts with 'Shake.'