After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
Recorded across several intimate sessions, ‘The Big Bill Broonzy Story’ remains an enduring monument to the man who bridged urban and rural blues styles.
‘Two Men With The Blues’ found two of music’s great modern craftsmen, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, bonding over shared musical passions and creating a classic album.
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.
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…
The Rolling Stones’ 1969 Hyde Park concert in 1969 has become the stuff of legend: a gig that helped define the band during a moment of crisis.
Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years. We sort the myth from the fact to celebrate Satchmo.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
From a duet with Rosanne Cash to finding “the special parts” of “a really right-wing state”, ‘Oklahoma’ finds Keb’ Mo’ creating an of-the-moment classic.
The titles include the band's self-titled debut from 1970, 'Eat A Peach' and the much-acclaimed live album, 'At Fillmore East'.
Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician who met him respected.
A rollicking, ballsy album, John Lee Hooker’s ‘It Serve You Right To Suffer’ came out on Impulse! in 1966, offering the blues with a jazzy twist.