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‘Prodigal Sista’: How Beverley Knight Put British Soul Music On The Map

‘Prodigal Sista’: How Beverley Knight Put British Soul Music On The Map

A landmark in British R&B music, the ‘Prodigal Sista’ album ensured Beverley Knight’s place among the world’s all-time greats.

Best Aretha Franklin Albums: 10 Must-Hear “Queen Of Soul” Classics
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Best Aretha Franklin Albums: 10 Must-Hear “Queen Of Soul” Classics

The best Aretha Franklin albums prove that the “Queen Of Soul” had a profound understanding of the pain and the joy found in true soul music.

‘Aretha Now’: Is This The Final “Pure Soul” Album Aretha Franklin Recorded?
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‘Aretha Now’: Is This The Final “Pure Soul” Album Aretha Franklin Recorded?

With the ‘Aretha Now’ album, Aretha Franklin served up an urgent classic that confirmed her recent crowning as ‘Queen Of Soul’.

Best Summer Songs: 50 Classic Sun-Worshipping Anthems
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Best Summer Songs: 50 Classic Sun-Worshipping Anthems

Like the season that inspired them, the best summer songs can be balmy, blissful and sometimes bittersweet…

Respect: The Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Song For Empowerment
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Respect: The Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Song For Empowerment

Originally recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin turned the song Respect into ‘one of the battle cries of the civil-rights movement’.

Best Chaka Khan Songs: 10 Unstoppable Funk Belters
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Best Chaka Khan Songs: 10 Unstoppable Funk Belters

Connecting the past and future of Black music, the best Chaka Khan songs stride from empowering anthems to straight-up floor-fillers.

‘Dusty In Memphis’: How A White British Singer Made A Landmark Soul Album
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‘Dusty In Memphis’: How A White British Singer Made A Landmark Soul Album

Dusty Springfield’s crowning achievement, the ‘Dusty In Memphis’ album allowed her to realise her full potential as a soul singer.

‘Sweet Soul Music’: Arthur Conley’s Taste Of Sweet Soul Success
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‘Sweet Soul Music’: Arthur Conley’s Taste Of Sweet Soul Success

Recorded with Otis Redding’s guiding hand, Arthur Conley’s ‘Sweet Soul Music’ album was an all too brief entrée from a shoula-been soul icon.

‘Green Onions’: Behind Booker T And The MGs’ Sizzling Soul Stew
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‘Green Onions’: Behind Booker T And The MGs’ Sizzling Soul Stew

Establishing the Stax Records’ sound, Booker T And The MGs’ debut album, ‘Green Onions’, remains a totemic release in soul and R&B music.

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