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.
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.
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
An unexpected soul-jazz pairing brought a new Hot 100 entry in 1968.