We present 50 songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
The inspiring and infectious song became the fourth of the Impressions' six R&B No. 1s.
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
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.
An unexpected pairing brought a new Hot 100 entry in 1968.