Crate diggers of the world, unite! From LA to Hong Kong, Australia to Wales, we look at some of the best independent record stores around the globe.
Recorded when Lee Morgan was just 19, The Cooker sees the young Blue Note trumpet star transcend his influences to find his own voice.
The third and most successful album by Tavares, In The City is a passion-drenched classic of mid-70s R&B, and has much more to offer beyond its hit singles.
Fully ten years after their split, the seminal UK trio had a new chart presence.
Unquestionably The Folk Singer by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
Recorded across several intimate sessions,The Big Bill Broonzy Story remains an enduring monument to the man who bridged urban and rural blues styles.
The Sting and Shaggy collaboration ‘44/876’ might have taken many by surprise, but the rock icon and reggae legend have more in common than you think.
John Mayall's 1971 album temporarily welcomed back two now world-famous former members of his band.
In the band's fast-moving 1974, their UK chart success on single and album was followed by a first step onto a US stage.
The recordings that put Agnetha Fältskog in the vocal spotlight with ABBA, including hit singles and favourite album tracks.
With his debut LP My Aim Is True still on the American album chart, Elvis Costello's This Year's Model joined it there on 15 April 1978.
It’s 1978 and Peter Gabriel had been gone for a while, Steve Hackett had left… And then there were three. Which became the title of the band’s 9th album.
So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.
Paul McCartney called it a "radical" release, but it wasted little time becoming the group's seventh UK No. 1 in two years.
The success of the southern rock band's 1973 debut album led to a follow-up featuring the anthemic 'Sweet Home Alabama.'