As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
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.
Rawls' recording was a superbly soulful, horn-fuelled slice of real life.
One of the great double-sided hits of the era paired ‘Long Tall Sally' with ‘Slippin’ and Slidin.''
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.
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.
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.
The new HD clip is in celebration of the band's classic debut album, 'Shake Your Money Maker' turning 30 on 13 February.
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?
uDiscover Music's playlist tribute to an artist who had one of the definitive R&B-blues voices.
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.'
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.