From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
Featuring both well-known and rare Velvets tracks, the album will be out on October 15.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
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.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
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.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
A heady mix of R&B, soul and Motown, country music, psychedelia, rockabilly and classic rock’n’roll that comes together to create the soundtrack to swamp rock.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at The Paradiso on May 26, 1995.
Just a few of the greats, whose influence spans continents, genres, and generations.
Recorded in four days, The Rolling Stones’ debut album honoured the blues and introduced the band to America as 'England’s newest hit makers.'