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Sefronia: More Proof That Tim Buckley Was “A Natural Born Musician”
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Sefronia: More Proof That Tim Buckley Was “A Natural Born Musician”

Featuring memorable covers and what Tim Buckley felt was one of his best songs, the ‘Sefronia’ album found him singing as well as ever.

Best Soul Singers: 10 Must-Hear Voices From Soul Music’s Golden Era
List & Guides

Best Soul Singers: 10 Must-Hear Voices From Soul Music’s Golden Era

From powerhouse personalities to gentle falsettos, the best soul singers can make you dance or weep, can touch your hearts or move your hips.

River Deep – Mountain High: Behind Ike And Tina Turner’s Towering Soul Classic
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River Deep – Mountain High: Behind Ike And Tina Turner’s Towering Soul Classic

The hit that never was, Ike And Tina Turner’s River Deep – Mountain High is still regarded as the greatest pop song ever made.

Best Ben E King Songs: 10 Eternal Emblems Of Soul Music
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Best Ben E King Songs: 10 Eternal Emblems Of Soul Music

The best Ben E King songs didn’t just pioneer soul music, they influenced rock and reggae artists, and led a new force in black culture.

Stand By Me: Why Ben E King’s Powerful Ballad Still Endures
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Stand By Me: Why Ben E King’s Powerful Ballad Still Endures

Described by Ben E King as ‘a love song, a friendship song’, Stand By Me has stood the test of time as one of the greatest R&B ballads.

Best Aretha Franklin Songs: 20 Tracks From The Queen Of Soul’s Reign
List & Guides

Best Aretha Franklin Songs: 20 Tracks From The Queen Of Soul’s Reign

From soaring cries for freedom to clear-eyed dissections of troubled romance, the best Aretha Franklin songs continue to define soul music.

King & Queen: When Otis Redding And Carla Thomas Took The Crown
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King & Queen: When Otis Redding And Carla Thomas Took The Crown

Pairing Otis Redding’s belting voice with Carla Thomas’ classy poise, ‘King & Queen’ was a stroke of genius from Stax Records.

Move On Up: Why 60s And 70s Black Music Will “Resonate Through Time”
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Move On Up: Why 60s And 70s Black Music Will “Resonate Through Time”

‘Knowing what’s happening today,’ Lalah Hathaway tells Dig!, the socio-political soul music of the 70s ‘could have been written last week’.

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: A Soul Landmark That Speaks Truth
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Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: A Soul Landmark That Speaks Truth

Written by Solomon Burke, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love was claimed by Wilson Pickett, and is an anthem whose message still rings true.

‘Lady Soul’: Proof That Aretha Franklin Deserves Every Title She Gets
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‘Lady Soul’: Proof That Aretha Franklin Deserves Every Title She Gets

With her ‘Lady Soul’ album, Aretha Franklin made further steps towards grabbing the crown as The Queen Of Soul.