Why do millions of people flock to Graceland or fly across the world to see The Beatles’ instruments? The best music museums offer historic time capsules.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
The record's tracklist includes cult-classic artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Circus Maximus and Southwest F.O.B.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ remains William Bell’s definitive artistic statement.
Along with ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, his debut LP for Stax, ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ remains a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Cropper co-wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 20th Century, including ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of Bay,’ ‘In the Midnight Hour,’ and ‘Green Onions.’
The night's big winners were two blues giants Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo' who won Album of the year for their collaborative album Tajmo.
Yvonne Staples, who sang on timeless hits such as 'I'll Take You There' and 'Let's Do It Again' with soul-gospel legends The Staple Singers has died at the age of 80.
A new 6CD box set to be issued by Craft Recordings is set to delve deep into the archives of iconic Memphis imprint Stax Records
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...