This classic song found Nina Simone highlighting Black happiness and optimism in the face of the tumult and turmoil happening...
The artist, who kicks off a drive-in tour next month, raised $80,000 for the music community through a series of live-streams.
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.
‘Memphis Mayhem’ offers an in-depth look at the city that spawned such acts as Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.
Now hailed as classics, neither Derek And The Dominos’ ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ album, nor the ‘Layla’ single, were big hits upon their initial release.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
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.
Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
With their ‘Out Of Our Heads’ album, The Rolling Stones penned their first truly classic song and found themselves thrust into the mania of global stardom.
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.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
The Belfast legend will be playing at Newcastle’s Virgin Money Unity Arena on September 3.
The refurblished 'MOJO' Museum will also include a small venue, a recording studio, and a community garden.