Released in 1971, ‘Black Rock’ was the first important step towards making The Bar-Kays one of the most reliable and...
Voodoo still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking and challenging record, who knew it would take 14 years for D’Angelo to top it.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
After a highly successful 1966, Mr. Brown went into the new year with 'Bring It Up,' another top ten R&B winner.
The legendary singer joins stars such as The Rolling Stones, Chris Stapleton and Katy Perry on the festival line-up.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
Adapting to the new funk scene of the early 70s, Booker T & The MGs released the perfectly titled ‘Melting Pot’, an album that still sounds in the moment.
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
Recording ‘The Great March To Freedom’ in Detroit in 1963, the legendary soul imprint captured the origins of Martin Luther King’s most celebrated speech.
The song, and Stevie's tireless campaigning, led directly to the enshrinement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed in the US since January 1986.
uDiscover Music's playlist tribute to an artist who had one of the definitive R&B-blues voices.
Young was a much-respected session man on countless hits created in Memphis and Nashville.
'Rockin' Roll Baby' was the tale of a toddler born in a theatre and thrust into showbusiness almost before he could walk.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta".
The Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song was already nearly 20 years old when Etta cut it for her debut album.
Gaye's final Motown album is now rightly seen as a record of huge historical importance and creative substance.