Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
The best summer songs conjure both eras and emotional to offer a mix of nostalgia and escapism. Time to sit back and unwind with this essential playlist.
The modern-day line-up of the Motown legends burnished their recorded legacy with their first new album in eight years.
The Isley Brothers are a soul group from Cincinnati, Ohio founded by brothers Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly, who achieved worldwide acclaim.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
The Irish group's version of a song recently released by Lulu became their second top ten hit in quick succession.
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.
Stars including Anita Baker, TLC, The Isley Brothers, Sergio Mendes and Charles Lloyd have already been confirmed for this year's event.
Eurythmics, Mariah Carey, Rick Nowels, The Neptunes and Motown's William 'Mickey' Stevenson are also included in the Class of 2020.
'Love Bones' hit the R&B chart on 13 December 1969 and became the fifth of eight consecutive top tenners for the Arkansas soul man.
Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival, Love Supreme will return to the South Downs in East Sussex from Friday, 3 July – Sunday 5 July 2020.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.