With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices...
The reissue marks the 45th anniversary of the score's original release by Motown.
In late 1965, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' became the Godfather's second big crossover single in a row.
The Chicago singer was badly in need of a hit when his 'Live!' album started to sell and then he recorded a single that topped the R&B chart.
Our audio interview with the man born in Memphis on 12 November 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
Released in 1984, Solid defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.
Legendary groups The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas and The Marvelettes are well known, but there are many female Motown stars you need to know.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
On 6 November 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
Brilliant and inventive, George Clinton’s debut solo album, ‘Computer Games’, was a funky return to form from the P-Funk mastermind.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
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.