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‘Soul ’69’: How Aretha Franklin Expanded Soul Music’s Borders
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‘Soul ’69’: How Aretha Franklin Expanded Soul Music’s Borders

For the ‘Soul ’69’ album, Aretha Franklin recorded blues, jazz, pop and country songs, unifying them with the power of her own soulful vision.

Best Basslines: 20 Legendary Grooves You Can’t Forget
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Best Basslines: 20 Legendary Grooves You Can’t Forget

Bassists traditionally play a supporting role, yet the best basslines of all time have pushed the boundaries of music in their own right.

Working My Way Back To You: The Story Behind The Classic Pop-Soul Song
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Working My Way Back To You: The Story Behind The Classic Pop-Soul Song

Turned into a hit by both The Four Seasons and Spinners, Working My Way Back To You is a pop-soul classic that keeps on returning.

Best Curtis Mayfield Songs: 20 Super-Fly Soul And Funk Anthems
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Best Curtis Mayfield Songs: 20 Super-Fly Soul And Funk Anthems

From political calls to arms, to romantic ballads, the best Curtis Mayfield songs made the Chicago-born singer a global soul icon.

Best Dionne Warwick Songs: 20 Unbeatable Classics
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Best Dionne Warwick Songs: 20 Unbeatable Classics

Ranging across heartfelt soul, prowling funk, feisty pop and more, the best Dionne Warwick songs reveal a singer that is hard to categorise.

Atlantic Records: The Story Of How One Record Label Changed The World
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Atlantic Records: The Story Of How One Record Label Changed The World

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.

Best Soul Singers: 20 Must-Hear Voices From Soul Music’s Golden Era
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Best Soul Singers: 20 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.

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman: Aretha Franklin’s Song Of Discovery
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman: Aretha Franklin’s Song Of Discovery

A song inviting multiple readings, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman became an anthem in Aretha Franklin’s hands.

‘Spirit In The Dark’: How Aretha Franklin Shone A Light On Her Soul
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‘Spirit In The Dark’: How Aretha Franklin Shone A Light On Her Soul

A conceptual triumph, ‘Spirit In The Dark’ is a deeply personal album on which Aretha Franklin asserts her dignity in love and in society.

‘Don’t Play That Song!’ How Ben E King Broke Through With Soul
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‘Don’t Play That Song!’ How Ben E King Broke Through With Soul

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.

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