Articles by Charles Waring
‘Green Onions’: Behind Booker T And The MGs’ Sizzling Soul Stew
Establishing the Stax Records’ sound, Booker T And The MGs’ debut album, ‘Green Onions’, remains a totemic release in soul and R&B music.
Best Atlantic Records Jazz Albums: 20 Classics That Shaped Modern Jazz
The best Atlantic Records jazz albums provide an exhilarating journey from sizzling hard bop to revolutionary free jazz.
Best Seal Songs: 20 Essential Tracks From The Iconic UK Soul Singer
The best Seal songs reveal an artist with a unique voice whose killer hooks and poetic lyrics straddle the worlds of pop, soul and jazz.
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree: The Story Behind The Classic Song
An evergreen Christmas song, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree is a shiny Yuletide bauble that has inspired a sleigh-full of cover versions.
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town: The Story Behind The Christmas Song
Originally a 30s dance-band number, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town has become one of the most beloved Christmas songs of all time.
Best Christmas Carols: 20 Singalong Celebrations Of Faith And Festivity
Songs of good cheer with serious messages to impart, the best Christmas carols are winter warmers that never fail to lift the spirits.
Best Michael Bublé Songs: 20 Of The Canadian Crooner’s Finest Moments
The best Michael Bublé songs reveal a velvet-voiced artist who is both stylishly retro and coolly contemporary.
Kiss From A Rose: How Seal Came Into Bloom With Just One Song
Initially dismissed as an embarrassing ‘experiment’, Kiss From A Rose made the London-born singer Seal a global star.
How Seal’s 1994 Album Sealed His Success With A Kiss
Released in 1994, Seal’s second self-titled album spawned his most successful song, the Grammy-winning Kiss From A Rose.
When Tina Turner Broke A World Record In Rio De Janeiro, 1988
Performing to a sold-out crowd of 180,000, Tina Turner’s 1988 concert in Rio De Janeiro put her name in the ‘Guinness Book Of Records’.
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