‘Walking The Dog’ might seem like an album about dancing. And animals. But Rufus Thomas’ influence spread far further than...
The vital presence of women of soul in the history of R&B, from Nina Simone to Jessie Ware, is commemorated in the new UMC compilation ‘Soul Sisters.’
In the week the May 17, 1969, the popularity of his recent ’25 Miles’ hit helped take Nashville-born Edwin Starr onto the US album chart for the first time.
For all her other hits, Smokey Robinson's composition became the Detroit vocalist's defining song.
On 12 May, 1984, ‘Hello,’ written by Lionel Richie with James Anthony Carmichael, took over at No. 1 in the US from Phil Collins’ ‘Against All Odds.’
A benefit event is taking place today (Saturday May 2) for one of the members of Motown’s great Funk Brothers house band, Eddie ‘Chank’ Willis.
Ben E. King will forever be mentioned in the same breath as ‘Stand By Me,’ but as we sadly observe his death, we recall his many other soul classics.
Rufus had five R&B No. 1s and set their lead singer on the road to solo glory. Our new playlist celebrates Rufus & Chaka Khan In 20 Songs.
The first trailer has been released for the upcoming film about Amy Winehouse, ‘Amy.’ The documentary will be out in the UK and Ireland on July 3.
Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance on March 29 during his current American tour, when he attended New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis.
‘Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965,' the first of three vinyl box sets celebrating the catalogue of Marvin Gaye, will be released worldwide by USM in May.
The copyright case between Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ has led to a big digital upswing for Gaye.
Robert Gordon's wonderful book, Respect Yourself, tells the story of Stax Records, a story that's closer to a Greek Tragedy than modern day record company.
The complete Stax Volt Soul Singles box set is 213 tracks of some fabulous soul music along with some great blues records.
Mary J. Blige has announced a new UK single and three major shows in England in July 2015.
15 years ago today, the ‘Voodoo’ album served notice that D'Angelo was the soul sound of the new millennium, when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.