A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has...
Dr John leaves a remarkable musical legacy that spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock and pop. His influence is monumental.
'Strong Persuader' became the first UK top 40 album for Cray and his band.
This is a blues album which jazz lovers may also love; John Mayall’s ‘The Turning Point’, from 1969, is well worth rediscovering.
'Little Red Rooster', The Rolling Stones fifth single. became their 2nd single to top the UK chart, despite being a blues song.
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.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s self-titled second album infused tradition with contemporary energy, resulting in a modern rock classic.
A classic example of Stax blues, the ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ album is a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
The genre-melding Grammy-winning performer will be playing dates in London and Scotland as part of a wider European jaunt.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.