As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician respected.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
Recorded across several intimate sessions, ‘The Big Bill Broonzy Story’ remains an enduring monument to the man who bridged urban and rural blues styles.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'
One of the many blues songs with murky origins, 'Key to the Highway' remains a touchstone for blues fans and musicians everywhere.
The album is now also available in a limited edition translucent blue colour pressing, exclusively at Frampton's website.
The Blues played a pivotal role in the creation of what we have come to call rock music. As Muddy Waters famously said, “The Blues had a baby and they named it...
Just why are train songs so important in the music of the Southern States?