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.
Available in a variety of formats, the new edition of the band's seminal debut album is out on February 26.
'(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay,' co-written with his great friend Steve Cropper, was released on January 8, 1968, a month after Otis' death at just 26.
With The Smokey Robinson-penned ‘My Girl,’ The Temptations created a keystone soul song that put the group on the map, adding to Motown’s winning streak.
On December 21, 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.
'Wichita Lineman' was the only one of Glen's LPs to make the top of both the country and pop album charts.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
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.
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.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
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.
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
‘Memphis Mayhem’ offers an in-depth look at the city that spawned such acts as Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.
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.