'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
The Chicago-born songbird's years of paying dues were rewarded with a hit single that travelled far and wide.
The Godfather of Soul's 1962 album is widely regarded as one of the truly great live records, in any genre.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life of the Temptations topped the Tony Awards list with 12 nominations, including Best New Musical.
“Nina as you want her – with soul!”, proclaimed a trade advertisement for the 1967 album.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Tammi left us at a tragically young 24, but her elegant vocals live on.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
A crossover collection crafted to perfection, Angélique Kidjo’s ‘Djin Djin’ won the singer a Grammy and made her a successor to her role model, Miriam Makeba.
A 2LP edition of James Brown's 1972 album Get On The Good Foot, which included the title track R&B No. 1, will be issued by Republic/UMe on 21 June.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
To mark Motown’s 60th anniversary, all of the surviving artists who helped build Motown’s legacy to what it is today were on hand to perform their hits.