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Best Atlantic Records Soul Albums: 20 Thrillers From The Home Of Soul

The best Atlantic Records soul albums not only invented soul music, they shaped it over decades, making history with each new record.

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'Muscle Shoals' Review: A Must-See Documentary About The Most Important Small Town In American Musical History

This doc is a music nerd's delight, and features Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin and more legendary musicians.

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Back To The Beach: How Sun, Sand And Surf Inspired Beach Music

The Beach Boys created the “California Dream” but beach music has its roots all over the US – or anywhere where there’s sand and restless spirits.

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Soul singer Bill Coday had two careers 20 years apart | The Secret History of Chicago Music

His early releases, especially on Denise LaSalle’s Crajon label, have been widely reissued—and his later soul-blues recordings are beloved too.

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Remembering Bill Withers With 5 Great Live Performances | Pitchfork

These concert clips show the late singer-songwriter’s complete mastery

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1973: Soul clubs of Memphis and New York

These photographs, taken for The Sunday Times in 1973, are the work of photographer David Reed.

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Marvin Gaye What’s Going On Live Reissue Announced

The 1972 set, coming to vinyl for the first time, was the only time Gaye’s classic album was performed in full

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How Stevie Wonder Lost His Sight

Despite being blind since infancy, the “My Cherie Amour” and “Superstition” singer paved a career filled with 25 Grammy awards and social justice work.

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12 Soulful Facts About Aretha Franklin | Mental Floss

The documentary of Queen of Soul's legendary gospel album, 'Amazing Grace,' has finally been released—nearly 50 years after it was recorded.

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How we made Booker T and the MGs' Green Onions

‘It was originally called Funky Onions – but to laced-up, deep-south America, that sounded like a cuss word, so we had to retitle it’

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Cloud Nine: The Story Behind The Great Temptations’ Song | uDiscover

Cloud Nine is often assumed to be about getting high, but The Temptations’ Otis Williams swears “there weren’t drug references”.

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This is the moment Aretha Franklin became the ‘Queen of Soul'

“Who wouldn’t want to be called ‘Queen’?” Franklin once said.

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Aretha Franklin Is Home And Her Family Remains Hopeful | PEOPLE.com

Aretha Franklin is home and her family remains hopeful on her condition amid news that she's 'gravely ill'

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Muscle Shoals icons The Swampers releasing 'lost' album

New archival LP finds studio musicians known for backing others' hits finally out-front on their own.

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Otis Redding: Remembering His Life 50 Years After His Death

Looking back on the life of a soul legend who left far too early.

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STAX Celebrates 60 Years With Limited Edition 7" Singles Box Set | Analog Planet

Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th

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The Secret History Of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

50 years ago today, "Respect" became Aretha Franklin's first chart-topper. But when the song was first written by Otis Redding, it was no feminist anthem.

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Soul Survivor
The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin

The ascent and influence of the greatest singer in the history of postwar popular music.

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THE Velvelettes "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'"

from the 1999 THE BEST OF THE VELVELETTES - created at http://animoto.com

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Remembering Bobby Womack: A Passionate, Reckless Soul Man to the End

It’s called soul music for the intensity with which its singers deliver a lyric: hearts on fire, the best seem to testify as they sing, wrenching their body when they perform, bellowing a message, funky and free. Bobby Womack was the quintessential soul man.

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Truth and Soul: the production team making Texas sound vintage, and helping Lee Fields rewrite history

These New York sessioneer-producers minted the sound that took Amy Winehouse and Adele up the charts; now an army of admirers is coming to them to record the old-fashioned way