The documentary tells the story of first-generation blues performers and the kids who discovered a thrilling world at the end of the radio dial.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
Long before he assumed rock god status with Led Zeppelin, Page was an in-demand guitar for hire on the London session circuit.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to Motörhead.
It was to the only time that The Rolling Stones ever played on stage with Muddy Waters.
After the delayed success of 'Layla,' 1972 also brought a single from Eric’s self-titled debut solo album of two years before.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on September 1, 1954.
If you haven’t heard Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, it’s time for a change of luck. Go ahead, listen. It’ll make your day.
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.