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

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

‘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.

Best Wilson Pickett Songs: 10 Sock-It-To-’Em Soul Classics
List & Guides

Best Wilson Pickett Songs: 10 Sock-It-To-’Em Soul Classics

The best Wilson Pickett songs helped put Southern soul on the maps, truly earning the singer his nickname, The Wicked Pickett.

Pain In My Heart: The Soul-Baring Genius Of Otis Redding’s Debut Album
In Depth

Pain In My Heart: The Soul-Baring Genius Of Otis Redding’s Debut Album

Otis Redding’s debut album, ‘Pain In My Heart’, featured all the ingredients that would make him an all-time soul music great.

Mustang Sally: How Wilson Pickett Rode Into History With A Soul Classic
In Depth

Mustang Sally: How Wilson Pickett Rode Into History With A Soul Classic

With his version of Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett turned a minor R&B hit into one of the defining soul songs of the 60s.

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay: How Otis Redding Sang His Own Elegy
In Depth

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay: How Otis Redding Sang His Own Elegy

With (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding hit upon a new type of soul – one his shockingly early death left unexplored.

Sunday Service with Mica Paris Live Stream: 13th December 2020
Live Stream

Sunday Service with Mica Paris Live Stream: 13th December 2020

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

Spanish Harlem: Why Ben E King’s Rose Still Grows Proud
In Depth

Spanish Harlem: Why Ben E King’s Rose Still Grows Proud

Launching his solo career with Spanish Harlem, Ben E King recorded a classic pop song that has blossomed throughout the decades.

Picture Book: How Simply Red Penned A Pop-Soul Classic
In Depth

Picture Book: How Simply Red Penned A Pop-Soul Classic

Simply Red’s debut album, ‘Picture Book’, launched a surprising attack on social ills and introduced Mick Hucknall as a masterful soul singer.