Stevie had been raising the bar of his artistic imagination for some time, when he unveiled what many consider to be his first masterpiece.
The song is taken from the prolific singer-songwriter's forthcoming album 'The Prophet Speaks'.
‘Cloud Nine’ is often assumed to be about getting high, but The Temptations’ Otis Williams swears “there weren’t drug references”.
Seeing the connection between jazz and disco, the Vanguard and Fantasy labels made sophisticated dancefloor music that still sounds fresh and thrilling.
‘Who’s Making Love’ practically defined the “can’t trust a lover” strain of soul and made Johnnie Taylor a Stax star during the label’s pivotal year.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
When Tammi fell on stage and collapsed into Marvin Gay's arms on 14 October 1967, it foretold of tragedy.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
In October 1973, with some seven years of great Stax recordings already to his name, Taylor charted with another, ‘Cheaper To Keep Her.’
After her 'Love To Love You Baby' breakthrough came Donna's fourth studio album 'Four Seasons Of Love.'
Vinyl fans won’t have to wait until the spring to get their hands on exclusive titles with the announcement of Record Store Day Black Friday event on 23 November.
On 9 October 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),' the latest 45 from the immortal 'What's Going On' album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.