‘Bare Wires’ was John Mayall’s breakthrough album in the US. Released in 1968 in mixes blues, folk, jazz, R&B, progressive...
On 14 April 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
Harry Smith's 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music is the most important music collection ever issued, introducing Americans in the 60s to Mystical Gods.
In the wake of Hank’s passing, he had four straight country No.1 records including, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’, that topped he Billboard chart on 11 April 1953.
If 'The Turning Point' marked a partial shift away from the genre that had established Mayall’s reputation, 'Empty Rooms' kicked off with a blast of the blues
A new deal with Capitol Records led to the serendipity of a working relationship with producer Don Was, and the best set of songs Bonnie had gathered since her earliest albums.
As linear a record as Captain Beefheart would record, ‘Unconditionally Guaranteed’ is the the last music he would make with ‘Trout Mask Replica’ bandmates.
Remembering the singular voice of Bob Hite, Canned Heat's lead singer who passed away on this day in 1981, whose nickname was "The Bear".
'Blues' includes never heard before tracks, special guest sessions with legendary blues artists Muddy Waters and Albert King and lost radio sessions.
Gary's death at just 58, on 6 February 2011, came as a great shock, but he left a legacy of nearly 40 years’ worth of recording.
To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his early years with the Yardbirds, to Cream, Blind Faith and his prolific solo career.
The killer line-up includes Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and more.
Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup passed away on 28 March 1974 and while many have forgotten his recordings, his place in the story of the blues and rock’n’roll is secure.
Two of Moore’s American blues guitar heroes, Albert King and Albert Collins, were also on the guest list for the gold-certified 'Still Got The Blues.'
On 25 March 1967 at the RKO Keith Theater on 58th and 3rd Ave in New York City, Cream and The Who both made their live debut in America.
One of the best soundtracks ever released, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’, won three Grammys and introduced a whole new audience to bluegrass music.