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Our uDiscover Music playlist celebrates the Prince of Motown, and a legacy that remains as powerful as ever.
Is Abbey Road The Beatles’ best album? Possibly, and it inspired ‘McLemore Avenue’, which is arguably the finest hour from Stax legends Booker T & The MGs.
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.
The group have played at Reeperbahn, Øya and North Sea Jazz, and won the early support of Elton John.
An overlooked Motown classic, Wild And Peaceful introduced Teena Marie as an assertive, self-determining artist with an impressive range of skills.
With the success and acclaim befalling 'Back To Black,' America couldn’t overlook Amy any longer, and the album entered the Billboard 200 on 31 March 2007.
The Beatles and Rolling Stones alumnus entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 31 March 1973 with the ultra-funky 'Will It Go Round In Circles.'
With her new album, ‘Things Have Changed’, soul singer Bettye LaVette covers Bob Dylan classics, taking them “out of his mouth and putting them into mine”.
A newly-assembled snapshot of Marvin Gaye’s 1972 recordings, ‘You’re The Man’ makes for a pleasing additional chapter in an eternally soulful story.
The track opened Minnie's debut album 'Come To My Garden,' released on the GRT label in November 1970.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
In honour of Diana Ross’ 75th birthday, the City of Los Angeles has officially declared 26 March as ‘Diana Ross Day’.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.