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.
The revered soul-jazz artist's long-unavailable 1969 album gets a vinyl revival via Verve/UMe.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
As one of the most influential forces in music and culture, here is infographic snapshot of historical milestones that helped to bring about the blues.
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.
In 1955, the great blues writer and future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had his only US singles success in his own name with 'Walking The Blues.'
Muddy Waters’ 1969 album ‘Fathers And Sons’ was one of the biggest selling records of his career and justifiably so.
On 15 September 1958, 'Carol' became Chuck Berry's 12th record to make the Billboard R&B chart and became a hugely influential song for young British bands.
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on 5 September 1960 with 'I Want To Know.'
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their Stones' blues roots while at the same time helped establish their "sound".
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on 21 August 1961, with an LP named after one of most famous songs.