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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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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'"

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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