Critics and fans acclaimed 'Let's Get It On' as his best album yet, and it promptly went platinum within three weeks.
Fifteen of the best ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performances – from soulful balladry to all-out guitar shreds – proving that “traditional” doesn’t always need to be dull.
“This is a historic song for an important moment in history, and what’s beautiful is that its message is timeless and universal.”
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka shares the official video for his brassy new single, ‘You Ain’t The Problem’, off his new album ‘KIWANUKA’, out on 25 October.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.
The most underrated icon of African-American Music, Barry White’s unique vision delivered a romantic soul music that seduced the world.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Mavelettes’ ‘Please Mr Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
The great jazz singer-pianist's sixth album for Philips was named after a much-covered song that also links Johnny Mathis and David Bowie.
The late producer's credits include hits for Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Supremes and many more.
Both a euphoric floor-filler and a call to arms, Martha And The Vandellas’ ‘Dancing In The Street’ remains a prime example of Motown’s 60s pop perfection.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.