Along with his beloved guitar 'Lucille', BB King brought the blues out of the margins and into the mainstream America.
Josh White, singer, guitarist, songwriter and civil rights activist often gets left out of "official" Blues history, but helped to popularize the genre.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
'Little Red Rooster', The Rolling Stones fifth single. became their 2nd single to top the UK chart, despite being a blues song.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on 1 September 1954.
With his trio The Blue Line, Robben Ford recorded an exquisitely played and impressively varied set of covers and originals in the 1995 LP ‘Handful Of Blues’.
Bruce's post-Cream solo debut promised and delivered much, by an artist not content to capitalise on his fame.
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their Stones' blues roots while at the same time helped establish their "sound".
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
Allman's solo debut, 'Laid Back' peaked at number 13 on the Billboard chart while its signature hit ‘Midnight Rider’ became a top 20 hit across North America.
In August 1941, John Lomax recorded Muddy Waters with Henry ‘Son’ Sims playing ‘Country Blues’, ‘I Be Troubled’ and ‘Burr Clover Blues’.
Twenty fascinating John Lee Hooker quotes describing the remarkable life and times of the blues legend, born on 22 August 1917.
The best John Lee Hooker songs find an imitiable groove to prove that the blues could make you feel, but it could also make you dance.