‘Knowing what’s happening today,’ Lalah Hathaway tells Dig!, the socio-political soul music of the 70s ‘could have been written last week’.
Written by Solomon Burke, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love was claimed by Wilson Pickett, and is an anthem whose message still rings true.
With her ‘Lady Soul’ album, Aretha Franklin made further steps towards grabbing the crown as The Queen Of Soul.
The best Wilson Pickett songs helped put Southern soul on the maps, truly earning the singer his nickname, The Wicked Pickett.
Otis Redding’s debut album, ‘Pain In My Heart’, featured all the ingredients that would make him an all-time soul music great.
With his version of Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett turned a minor R&B hit into one of the defining soul songs of the 60s.
With (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding hit upon a new type of soul – one his shockingly early death left unexplored.
Mica Paris and the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir to perform songs from new album 'Gospel' in an exclusive Live Stream on the 13th December. 6pm GMT
Launching his solo career with Spanish Harlem, Ben E King recorded a classic pop song that has blossomed throughout the decades.
Simply Red’s debut album, ‘Picture Book’, launched a surprising attack on social ills and introduced Mick Hucknall as a masterful soul singer.
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