The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
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.
In the summer of 1963, young Stevie Wonder ruled the US charts with both the 'Fingertips' single and the album 'The 12 Year Old Genius.'
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
'Hey Good Lookin'' inspired more than one hundred cover versions, including one that soon bagged the pop chart honours.
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.
“Even though I am at home, I feel connected with everyone around the world, watching this great rocket lift-off. It has been a joy to work with NASA and sing for this...
Great songs are a compelling soundtrack to our inner worlds, and any list of key singles will be personal rather than definitive, but the 45 45s in our playlist still inspire and...
Ray Charles was one of the most famous singers of the 20th century, with a nearly unparalleled career in expanding the boundaries of R&B's sound
Ranging across a wide mix of styles and artists, The best Beatles covers are testament to the sheer breadth and quality of their music.
The track came from an album featuring Peter Frampton, Rory Gallagher, members of Spooky Tooth and many more.
The stirring instrumental rendition was captured during the 'Peter Frampton Finale' farewell tour.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
The song is the second track to be taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming documentary, 'Mystify - A Musical Journey With Michael Hutchence.'
Frampton describes the recording as a highlight of the upcoming 'All Blues' album.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.