Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
Along with his beloved guitar 'Lucille', B.B. King brought the blues out of the margins and into the mainstream of America.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
‘Live In Cook County Jail’ is a truly classic B.B. King album that deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with his ‘Live At The Regal’.
Remembering a great collaboration 1973 between giants of blues and soul.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Louis Jordan was dubbed the King of The Jukebox and rightly so, he was a huge star and one that is sadly much less remembered than he ought to be…
He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
The first studio record the band made without Moon, 'Face Dances,' entered the American album chart on 4 April 1981.
Gary's death at just 58, on 6 February 2011, came as a great shock, but he left a legacy of nearly 40 years’ worth of recording.
To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his early years with the Yardbirds, to Cream, Blind Faith and his prolific solo career.