uDiscover Music's playlist tribute to an artist who had one of the definitive R&B-blues voices.
A milestone in jazz, ‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became “one of the biggest records in the history of Chess”. Ahmad Jamal recalls how that happened.
The 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an early 1977 tour across the UK.
'See You Later, Alligator,' written by Robert Guidry, seized on a catchphrase of the era and became a rock 'n' roll favourite.
The 1960s were in their dying days when Little Milton made another entry on Billboard's soul singles chart on 27 December 1969 with If Walls Could Talk.
The 14 honorees for 2020 span almost a century of music, with nods for a wide range of artists from Victoria Spivey to Bettye Lavette.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so much recording under blues nicknames.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No. 1.
Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
'Chuck Berry On Stage' entered the UK chart on 5 October 1963, on its way to becoming his first top ten LP there.
Mick Jagger's favourite harmonica player was sitting at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B chart for 4 October 1952 with a landmark instrumental.