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.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
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.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s song has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
Unquestionably, 'The Folk Singer' by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
"The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To BB King" features performances from Warren Haynes, Steven Van Zandt, Derek Trucks and many more.
The event will take place as usual in the famous surroundings of New York's Apollo Theatre.
In a career that has lasted well over fifty years, Buddy Guy has played with everyone who matters and everyone who cares about the Blues.
The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
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.
It was to be the only time that The Rolling Stones ever played on stage with Muddy Waters and it's fitting that it was in Chicago, Muddy’s home for the last 40...
The film illustrates the inspiration Guy received from such giants as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his own dedication to mentoring the next generation of blues artists.
Cherney, who was based at the famed Village Studios in west Los Angeles, often worked as an engineer in partnership with Don Was.