One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
'I Wanna Be Your Man', The Rolling Stones second 45 was released in November 1963, but it was not what Decca Records had originally planned.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there, as we reveal…
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
It’s 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.
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.
The full, rarities-packed collection is due on 11 October on Sailor/Capitol/UMe.
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.
'Zoot Suit' and 'I'm The Face' came out as the debut single on 3 July 1964 by the once and future Who.