Def Jam: 10 of the best

Def Jam’s celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 30 disc box set. For those without the time (or money) for that, here’s our condensed guide to the hip-hop label’s highlights

Joe Sample obituary

Inventive keyboard player with the Crusaders, he co-wrote the chart hit Street Life for Randy Crawford

Cilla Black: five unlikely musical moments

The new ITV miniseries might make you wonder whether Cilla Black was ever more than the queen of the variety show. Well, she had her moments, singing with Marc Bolan and Scott Walker …