“The Father Of The Folk Blues”, Son House, Jr, was a major influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, and...
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
The concert will take place at 5:30pm on Sunday, 10 November at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Now hailed as classics, neither Derek And The Dominos’ ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ album, nor the ‘Layla’ single, were big hits on their first release.
On 10 August 1920, a group of musicians collectively known as The Jazz Hounds recorded a song with Mamie Smith called ‘Crazy Blues’, the first blues record.
There have been hundreds of thousands of books about music and here are some of the best music books you’ve may never have read.
Near the end of her own tragically short life, Janis made a remarkable gesture to honour one of her blues heroines.
Memphis Minnie’s legacy is not just that she recorded across four decades, she was practically the lone female voice in the increasingly male dominated 1930’s urban Blues scene
Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years. We sort the myth from the fact to celebrate Satchmo.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
Chess Records had its first hit record on 29 July 1950, Gene Ammons' ‘My Foolish Heart’, then went on to provide the soundtrack to Black America in the 1950s.
The full, rarities-packed collection is due on 11 October on Sailor/Capitol/UMe.
“The new Blue On Black's gone to No. 1 in the US and in Canada, so everything’s really exciting right now", says the prodigiously-talented guitarist.
The young blues man also performs in Supergroup, Supersonic Blues Machine, with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Toto's Steve Lukather.
Eric Clapton joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then quits to form Cream, but first he records the Beano album, a classic.
Day one of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 offered a microcosm of what to expect all weekend, including stadium anthems and no small amount of rain.