From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate,...
Two vinyl box sets, each featuring seven double-sided Northern Soul singles from the vaults of Chess and Capitol, will be released by Universal on July 24.
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.
There were few funkier or more soulful bands in the 1970s and ‘80s than Rufus. We pick out 20 of their finest moments on record.
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.