In 1956, a record store owner convinced Blind Willie McTell to record his playing, what he got was more than...
In March 1929, Hambone Willie as he was known, recorded what has become a standard in the Blues cannon, Rollin and Tumblin.
The Apollo Theater rewrote the rules, introducing talent contests for singers, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians.
Keep the wasps off that ice cream with our hand-picked playlist, dedicated to the place which you may well be listening to music this summer: the park.
You like to boogie, then this playlist is for you. Creedence Clearwater Revival were part of a great tradition of artists that boogied on down.
6 hours 44 minutes of music that will cool you down, chill you, excite you and at the end you'll be able to say, 'Damn right I've got the Blues'
You want to convince someone that the Blues are great? What is it that makes them so good and what has made them so popular around the world?
Before appearing at Woodstock, Ten Years After was just another British blues-jazz band. After the festival, the band was elevated to superstar status.
While there have been numerous apostles there's a select band who have been elevated to status of Guitar God – who are they and what makes them so special?
In 1968 the Bonzo Dog Band asked ‘Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?’ It was their take on a musical question that was being raised by many music journalists.
Sonny Boy was the man and when left the residency of a Memphis club there was fierce competition to get his gig, so the owner decided to have a competition.
The Blues grew out of the heat, hardship and misery of the Mississippi Delta in the Southern United States before the flame travelled across the Atlantic.
In 1964, Chess Records released Surfin’ With Bo Diddley which is about as bizarre a concept album as you can possibly imagine.
Juke is an African word meaning wicked, that passed into popular usage and later came to describe a dance. We take a deep dive into the world of jook...
Howlin’ Wolf was born Chester Burnett in the heart of the Mississippi on 10 June, 1910, over 6ft tall and weighing close to 300 lbs he was a powerful man.
BB King said it was his ambition to record an album of Louis Jordan’s songs. 19 years later that album was released which acknowledges BB’s debt to Louis.