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The ten best songs by soul divas

1 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD Rufus and Chaka Khan (1974)

Album: Fried

Fried, LONDON

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'Lost voice' of Sixties soul

Harlem Dance Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London

James Brown steps out

Obituary: Curtis Mayfield

WHEN CURTIS Mayfield sang, "I've got my strength and it don't make sense not to keep on pushing", he was singing his own epitaph. He may not have had much success in the UK record charts, but he is among the most influential musicians of the past 30 years.

Music: Good ol' boys in the hood

Penn and Oldham were a two-man soul hit factory. The events of 1968 changed all that.

Win a double CD of classic soul

A tlantic Records was one of the most influential independent record labels of the 1950s and 1960s, producing records by some of the biggest names in soul - from Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to The Drifters and Otis Redding. More than 50 classic tracks by these and many other artists are featured in The Best of Atlantic Soul, a superb new double CD released at the beginning of October, and we have 10 copies to give away. For the chance to win a copy, answer these three questions:

MUSIC: CD REVIEWS - CD OF THE WEEK

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CLASSICAL: CD REVIEWS

CARL ORFF: CARMINA BURANA (Deutsche Grammophon, 1CD)

Arts: This was the week that was

Today On this day in 1932 it was a case of "Go West, young novelist," as William Faulkner set off for Hollywood. It wasn't just to pay the rent: he eventually worked on To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep.

Theatre: Laugh if you believe in fairies

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM RSC STRATFORD

Obituary: Dusty Springfield

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD was one of the finest singers to emerge from the froth and bubble of the Swinging Sixties. In many ways she epitomised the sound and style of the era. Yet her unique voice, powerful, sensual and rich in passion, had a timeless quality that has proved appealing to new generations of fans.

Arts: Pop: Soul man finds perfect pitch

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