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.
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.
Muddy Waters’ 1969 album ‘Fathers And Sons’ was one of the biggest selling records of his career and justifiably so.
Maya Rudolph sat down with uDiscover to reflect on her mother, Minnie Riperton's remarkable career and the deluxe reissue of her album 'Perfect Angel'.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain high points in her career.
Known as "Mr. Rhythm," Williams was a colourful presence on the R&B scene back to his origins in pre-Motown Detroit.
Over the course of his career, Muddy Waters was one of the catalysts for a rock'n'roll revolution, uDiscover talks with his daughter about his influence.
The album features 14-year-old Franklin's performances at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit in 1956.
Chess Records and its founders, Leonard and Phil Chess, played a bigger part than any other record label in making the blues a worldwide phenomenon.
Sam Phillips will forever be known as the man who discovered Elvis. But it was Sam’s love of the blues that was the catalyst for Elvis.
The revered soul-jazz artist's long-unavailable 1969 album gets a vinyl revival via Verve/UMe.
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.
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.