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US fans were enjoying a staple diet of soul on 6 December 1975, as the soundtrack to Let’s Do It Again by the Staple Singers hit No. 1 on the R&B chart.
Hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and others have been honoured with the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for 2017
UMC have announced the physical 4CD release of Motown Unreleased 1966 which includes cassic tracks and songs from the label's vault
Wayne Cochran, the pioneering, Georgian born 1960s US soul star has died at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer
Our chat with the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.
Warren Pete Moore, singer with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and a Motown songwriter of some repute has died aged 78 in Las Vegas
Motown/UMe will release Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection, a new collection of some of the best-loved hits of Diana Ross, on 17 November 2017.
Keith Wilder, co-vocalist with 1970s funk pioneers Heatwave died on 29 October 2017, aged 65, the cause of death has not yet been confirmed
Barry's years of struggle made his bestselling album and single successes all the sweeter.
The Temptations negotiated a potentially hazardous line-up change and told their fans they were still doing fine, on 'Cloud Nine,' released 25 October 1968.
A deluxe edition of soul singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton's Perfect Angel album, which contained 'Lovin' You,' will be released by UMG on 1 December 2017.
Three landmark albums in the early solo career of one of R&B-pop crossover superstar Lionel Richie will be released on vinyl on 8 December 2017.
The influential career of Isaac Hayes will be anthologised by Craft Recordings with the 22 September 2017 release of The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976).
On 15 October 1966, the Four Tops raced to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There.’
Bunny Sigler, who helped shape the famous Philadelphia Sound with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, died on 6 October 2017 at 76, following a heart attack.