From powerhouse personalities to gentle falsettos, the best soul singers can make you dance or weep, can touch your hearts or move your hips.
Moving the feet as well as the heart, the best soul songs continue to inspire respect for everyone from Otis Redding to Aretha Franklin.
From lung-busting ballads to intimate sentiments, the best love songs can put into words the feelings we find it hardest to express.
The best reissues of 2023 include gargantuan box sets and back-to-basics vinyl among a smorgasbord of essential releases.
Aretha Franklin’s first five studio albums of the 1970s have been collected in a new box set, A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974
The best Aretha Franklin albums prove that the “Queen Of Soul” had a profound understanding of the pain and the joy found in true soul music.
The 'Rhino Reds' series features reissues of classic albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s pressed on translucent 'Rhino Red' vinyl.
With the ‘Aretha Now’ album, Aretha Franklin served up an urgent classic that confirmed her recent crowning as ‘Queen Of Soul’.
Originally recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin turned the song Respect into ‘one of the battle cries of the civil-rights movement’.
The best Atlantic Records soul albums not only invented soul music, they shaped it over decades, making history with each new record.
For the ‘Soul ’69’ album, Aretha Franklin recorded blues, jazz, pop and country songs, unifying them with the power of her own soulful vision.
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