Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American...
The star will celebrate songs written by fellow Irish artists such as Van Morrison, U2 and Thin Lizzy on the night.
Before James Brown released ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud’ no mainstream artist had stated the case for black pride so explicitly.
The follow-up to ‘Let’s Get It On’, Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ was a deeply personal album that laid the blueprint for 90s and 00s R&B and neo soul.
The lyrics of 'Nightshift' united Gaye with another soul giant, Jackie Wilson, who had died just three months earlier in 1984.
Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
We're giving away a copy of the ‘Motown Unreleased: 1966’ box set, plus vinyl from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Temptations and Marvin Gaye!
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
When it came to a new song by Smokey Robinson, the departing Mary Wells' loss was Brenda's gain.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
Wearing its crown well, ‘King & Queen’ saw Otis Redding team up with Carla Thomas for a laidback and playful album that included the hit single ‘Tramp’.
The cast album accompanies the record-breaking musical that tells the story of the Motown soul legends.
The Chess label more than held its own against the likes of Motown and Stax – as this run-down of the 10 best Chess soul records of all time shows.
From a tiny $800 loan, Berry Gordy turned Motown into the biggest African-American business of its era, paving the way for black-owned labels that followed.
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.