Aretha Franklin has one of the great voices of our time. And luckily for us, she has the musical chops, the gospel background and the taste to know wh...
By 1962 when this great Percy Mayfield song became a hit for Ray Charles, the Raeletts had grown from three to four and his octet had become a big ban...
This is Mahalia Jackson in all her majesty with that rich, pure voice and perfect vibrato. Nat Cole joins half way through the spiritual and they achi...
In just five years, Otis Redding became one of the most influential soul singers in the world, turning out one inventive masterpiece after another. On...
As bottleneck guitarists go, Fred was a killer!
Unlike so many of his contemporaries who recorded in the late '20s-early '30s and were later redisco...
This soundie of Ruth Brown with Paul Williams and His Orchestra was used on the early '50s television show "Showtime At The Apollo."
One of her rock...
T-Bone Walker has a unique, consistent sound and an unusual style all his own. A class act and a modern blues pioneer, who was one of the first practi...
This amazing group could move effortlessly from smooth gospel quartet harmonies to sanctified rockers like this.
Al Green blew into New York in the fall of 2003 to promote "I Can't Stop," his Blue Note debut and his reunion with Willie Mitchell.
One of the high...
This band was amazing. The quintessential soul rhythm section, they helped shape scores of classic soul hits in the ‘60s and early ‘70s.
The fact th...