Articles by Ian McCann
From political calls to arms, to romantic ballads, the best Curtis Mayfield songs made the Chicago-born singer a global soul icon.
Wider-ranging than you may imagine, the best Cliff Richard songs aren’t just part of Sir Cliff’s history, they chart the development of pop.
For 75 years, Atlantic Records has been home to an array of artists and landmark albums. It is one of the most influential labels in history.
From powerhouse personalities to gentle falsettos, the best soul singers can make you dance or weep, can touch your hearts or move your hips.
Containing classics such as Stand By Me and the title track, ‘Don’t Play That Song!’ made Ben E King one of the finest singers of his era.
The ultimate Blaxploitation soundtrack, Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Super Fly’ album transcends the movie it was written for.
A landmark album in the development of modern R&B, ‘Funky Divas’ found En Vogue setting the bar for all acts to follow.
Singing from their hearts and finding a place in ours, the best female soul singers include music royalty and inspirational survivors.
Seeing through fame’s facade and demanding to be themselves, The Monkees created perfect 60s pop that was more subversive than you think…
Finding greater success overseas than at home, the best Randy Crawford songs reveal a unique voice that deserved to command the globe.
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