The session veteran won the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award with his fellow musicians in 2004.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
'Tear It On Down' was the final single to carry the name of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
Even as the trio were riding the Hot 100 with 'The Happening,' they unveiled an album of classic show tunes.
Within months of the great soul man's premature passing, the Motown trio paid tribute on disc.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
The self-titled debut album by the Rolling Stones, released in April 1964, pays tribute to their love of the blues and R&B.
Soul music has given The Great American Songbook gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness. These 11 performances are guaranteed to delight.
A series of high-definition DVDs of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Supremes legendary 'Ed Sullivan Show' performances are set for release in May.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
On 27 February 1965, Martha & the Vandellas added their entry to Motown's list of greats that year, as they entered the Hot 100 with 'Nowhere To Run.'