Otis Redding

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By this stage, you know what you’re getting with a Michael Kiwanuka album. Or do you? Three records into his career, the Londoner proves that he’s far(...)

In this November 2017 photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John Aids Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Photograph:  Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Named the “Queen of Soul” in a mock coronation on a Chicago stage in 1967, Aretha Franklin – who has died aged 76 – reigned majestically until her dea(...)

What Classic soul updated for the modern era. Where Fort Worth, Texas Why Leon Bridges’s debut album, Coming Home, from 2015, was filled with tasteful(...)

Jason Isbell may have called his album ‘The Nashville Sound’, but the title is a pushback against the notion of it as the capital of country

“I just write the songs; it’s up to you guys to figure out all that stuff. I don’t critique my own work – that would take too much time.” The line fr(...)

Bruce Springsteen, center, in concert with the the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, left, and Patti Scialfa at Madison Square Garden in New York,on January 27th. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

“The subtext to ‘The River’ was time,” Bruce Springsteen said as the E Street Band played a slow, shimmering vamp. “Time slipping away. And once you e(...)

Jerry’s Sno Cones: a taste of the 1970s. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Memphis

Maybe even more Music City than Nashville, its country cousin to the east, Memphis has strong affiliations with not one musical genre but three. It(...)

Booker T Jones: ‘New bands don’t have record companies to go to and support them like we did; they can’t just walk down the street and start to play a session at a recording studio’

Measure yourself by Booker T Jones’s standards and you will end up wondering what the hell you’ve done with your life. By the time Jones was 16, he(...)

They’ve got sunshine... chief executive Seán Ashmore, chairman Paddy Cole and director Ciara O’Connor of Sunshine 106.8FM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a “pure country music” versus “easy listening” showdown in a Dublin hotel, opinion was divided over the merits of Michael Bublé. A nic(...)

It began with Feel the Love. Actually, the John Newman story began much earlier than that smash hit – stories are never as cut and dried as the nar(...)

Barry Gibb’s set list  included old favourites such as Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“We’re gonna reel back the years,” announced Barry Gibb at the O2, and he wasn’t joking. Last night’s show at the O2 took the fans back to their disco(...)

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