The best Isaac Hayes songs revolutionised soul music in the 60s and 70s, spearheading symphonic soul and helping to invent the Blaxploitation genre.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few DIY musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
uDiscover Music salutes some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.
Many record labels run by musicians have been little more than vanity imprints, but the most important of them have pioneered artists’ rights in the music industry.
The best Justin Bieber duets have inspired both creative innovation and some of the greatest songs of our time. In short: they define 21st-century pop.
Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
Albums have been recorded in some very weird places, from outer space to underwater, prisons and even a scene of a murder. Here are some of the weirdest.
Ranked and rated, from big-band leaders to bebop pioneers and fusion futurists, uDiscover reveals a list of the 50 best jazz drummers of all time.
The best Katy Perry collaborations reveal an artist willing to push herself in new directions, experimenting with her formula to create something new.
The best Paul McCartney collaborations reveal an artist always willing to push himself, finding new ways of expression with a diverse range of musicians.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
The best Woodstock performances mark the high point of the 60s counterculture, underlining festival’s groundbreaking contribution to music.
The best indie record labels of all time have helped push the boundaries, drawing the mainstream into their world – and changing the face of music in the process.