Various Artists, Ace: An entertaining and inspiring collection
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Friday 10 January 2014
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Friday 06 December 2013
Let’s talk about sex, baby – and nothing but sex
Friday 08 February 2013
Rarely has the disparity in quality between sound and pictures been as huge as during the Seventies “Blaxploitation” phenomenon, when crude, brutal thrillers like Shaft and Superfly were salvaged by skilled soundtracks.
Sunday 09 December 2012
James Arthur, the 24-year-old singer songwriter from Middlesbrough, has won The X Factor 2012.
Monday 26 November 2012
"I want to dedicate this song to all the lovers here tonight," explains the 68-year-old singer. This is the sort of ripe line that was perfectly acceptable in the early 1980s.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The soulful pleadings of Marvin Gaye and the gathering crescendo of Ravel's Bolero are the true sounds of seduction, a new study has confirmed. But there is no place for "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the bedroom.
Revealed: the songs you should play during sex: The true sound of seduction? 'Boudoir king' Marvin Gaye tops poll of sexy music
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Listen to the top 10 tracks to get ‘in the mood’ below
Saturday 18 August 2012
Sunday 20 November 2011
Thirty years ago, the soul star Marvin Gaye packed his bags for – Ostende. Adrian Mourby follows a new trail of his haunts
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
In 1971, there were a limited number of options for a soul singer like Marvin Gaye.
Sunday 26 June 2011
The most perfect suite of music recorded in my lifetime.
Monday 02 May 2011
Raphael Saadiq and his band have just come out to play their encore and we should all be grateful that they are back on stage – not just because their performance has been brilliant, but because there would have been a stampede had they failed to return.
Thursday 07 April 2011
As I think I might have mentioned before, I come from a trades union family, and while my dad had the theory down and wasn't above a bit of secondary picketing, my mother lived and breathed the struggle for workers' rights. Or, as we call it today, Going Off On One Big Time.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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