A song inviting multiple readings, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman became an anthem in Aretha Franklin’s hands.
A conceptual triumph, ‘Spirit In The Dark’ is a deeply personal album on which Aretha Franklin asserts her dignity in love and in society.
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.
Boasting one of the most-sampled hooks in history, Chic’s funky disco song Good Times made waves and kick-started the art of sampling.
Recorded live in church, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ was a landmark gospel album that converted believers and non-believers alike.
Gifting her life to us through her art, Aretha Franklin remains the singer against which all others will forever be judged.
Crowning Aretha Franklin the ‘Queen Of Soul’, the ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’ album was ‘the sound of self-assurance’.
Singing from their hearts and finding a place in ours, the best female soul singers include music royalty and inspirational survivors.
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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