What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
The Apple Records label, renowned for its eclecticism, produced several household names - Mary Hopkin, Billy Preston, James Taylor and John Tavener.
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.
Jamaica maintains its incredible output with numerous dancehall and roots reggae producers currently plying their trade in Kingston. Long may it continue!
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.
The superstardom of Bob Marley is a stark contrast to where he came from, but those with enough determination found a way out of the ghetto through music.
We explore the relationship between Brazilian music & jazz, to find out how the 1960s was such a pivotal moment in the history of the rhythms of Brazil.
It's very difficult to define what Americana is but just like jazz it has many different branches, but only the one root system.
Where does metal music come from and how did it get its name? Heavy Metal was born in 1839, with the first ever mention being a chemistry term.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
From the Beach Boys to blink 182 via folk-pop, psychedelia, country rock, hair metal & hip-hop, music has been a key part of the state's cultural identity.
FM radio & pirate radio began experimenting with different kinds of music; shows dedicated to playing rock music and AOR. The revolution was in full swing.
Synonymous with Country music is Nashville, you can’t mention one without mentioning the other home to the Grand Ole Opry & the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.
Was there really a time when there was no Internet? How did people talk to each other? How did they listen to music or connect? Here is the story of 1989...