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Good Times: How Chic’s “Bang-Bang Boogie” Song Inspired Hip-Hop
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Good Times: How Chic’s “Bang-Bang Boogie” Song Inspired Hip-Hop

Boasting one of the most-sampled hooks in history, Chic’s funky disco song Good Times made waves and kick-started the art of sampling.

‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream

Recorded live in church, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ was a landmark gospel album that converted believers and non-believers alike.

Aretha Franklin: Why The “Queen Of Soul” Will Never Lose Her Crown
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Aretha Franklin: Why The “Queen Of Soul” Will Never Lose Her Crown

Gifting her life to us through her art, Aretha Franklin remains the singer against which all others will forever be judged.

‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’: Aretha Franklin’s Soul Serenade
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‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’: Aretha Franklin’s Soul Serenade

Crowning Aretha Franklin the ‘Queen Of Soul’, the ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’ album was ‘the sound of self-assurance’.

Best Female Soul Singers: 10 Soul Sirens That Deserve Love And Respect
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Best Female Soul Singers: 10 Soul Sirens That Deserve Love And Respect

Singing from their hearts and finding a place in ours, the best female soul singers include music royalty and inspirational survivors.

Best Randy Crawford Songs: 10 Classics From Soul’s Best Kept Secret
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Best Randy Crawford Songs: 10 Classics From Soul’s Best Kept Secret

Finding greater success overseas than at home, the best Randy Crawford songs reveal a unique voice that deserved to command the globe.

Best Soul Albums Of All Time: 20 Immortal Classics You Need To Hear
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Best Soul Albums Of All Time: 20 Immortal Classics You Need To Hear

From creative detours to political outrage and straight-up floor-fillers, the best soul albums answer the eternal question: What is soul?

I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You): The Story Behind The Aretha Franklin Song
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I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You): The Story Behind The Aretha Franklin Song

The first song to capture the real Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) began one of the most important eras in music.

I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All
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I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All

For their follow-up to Le Freak, Chic’s dancefloor classic I Want Your Love aimed cupid's arrow straight at the heart of the disco scene.

Best Donny Hathaway Songs: 10 Classics Of 70s Soul Music
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Best Donny Hathaway Songs: 10 Classics Of 70s Soul Music

Shaping soul music in the early 70s, the best Donny Hathaway songs reveal a versatile singer who had so much more to give.

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