Born on January 25, 1904, in Ripley Tennessee, Sleepy John Estes was one of the finest country blues performers and...
Dr. John's remarkable musical legacy spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock, and pop. His influence is monumental.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
This is a blues album that jazz lovers may also love; John Mayall’s ‘The Turning Point,’ from 1969, is well worth rediscovering.
‘Strong Persuader’ became the first UK Top 40 album for Cray and his band.
Born Booker T. Washington White, the man known as Bukka White was an influential Delta blues guitarist and singer.
The track features on Keb's new album, 'Good To Be', set for release through Rounder Records on January 21.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ remains a fascinating listen.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Whether it’s an original or a song she has adopted and made her own, Bonnie Raitt's ability to realize a lush soundscape out of words is extraordinary.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s self-titled second album infused tradition with contemporary energy, resulting in a modern rock classic.
The subject of Satan and evil will always remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial and unsettling.
Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
Robert Johnson influenced everyone from Muddy Waters to The Rolling Stones, and shaped the future of rock'n'roll. We celebrate his life and legacy.
From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so much recording under blues nicknames.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.