From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so...
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on October 24, 1960 for the man Keith called a big model for the young Rolling Stones.
The track was already BB’s 38th entry on the R&B chart, but marked only the 12th time he had made the pop list.
The signature guitar pays tribute to the peerless achievements of one of the great pioneering figures in music.
Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
The live album of their acclaimed 2020 Christmas performance is out December 3.
Other newly-confirmed names include Tommy Emmanuel, Samantha Fish, Jackie Venson, and the Reverend Shawn Amos.
His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
In 1968, Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction with 'Electric Mud' and managed to influence the likes of Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix in the process.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
A collection of 50s singles, ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’ brought all of Howlin’ Wolf’s best qualities together: “a tail dragon with a voice like an angel”.
Credited to Little Walter & his Night Cats, the song was the first chart entry by the singer and distinctive harmonica man.
The prolific blues writer had his only hit in his own name with a song he didn’t write himself.