Released on 1 March 1974, the debut Rush album was an “off-the-cuff” recording that continues to pack a punch for fans of the Canadian three-piece.
The final album recorded during his lifetime, Pink Moon is a stark masterpiece – but traces of hope can be found in its lyrics.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single Lovin’ You, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain high points in her career.
Boasting Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Chess Records is synonymous with rock’n’roll – as this list of the 10 best Chess rock’n’roll records proves.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, The Howlin’ Wolf Album was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
One of the finest soul albums of the 60s, ‘Tell Mama’ remains a masterpiece from Etta James, whose depth of emotion brings every single song to life.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
From Jailhouse Rock to The Girl Can’t Help It, the best 50s rock’n’roll soundtracks defined an era and sent a generations of teenagerss into a frenzy.
Cinema’s history of rock’n’roll movies ranges across studio features documentaries and even the avant-garde, helping to turn stage stars into screen icons.
Despite its murky origins, Key To The Highway has become a blues classic, revered and recorded by everyone from Eric Clapton to BB King and the Stones.
Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s original take on I Can’t Quit You Baby has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
Covering sessions captured over several years, T-Bone Walker’s Complete Imperial Recordings witness a precursor to Jimi Hendrix at the peak of his skills.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...