From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
The quartet's commercial momentum continued with their third album.
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.
On a hot summer’s night on July 12, 1962, at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever gig.
From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate, but mainly to love.
‘A Hard Road’ is one of the cornerstones of the 60s British blues boom, and made the UK Top 10 for John Mayall in March 1967.
It's the quintessential blues riff, but what is its strange history? Performed by everyone from Robert Johnson to Elmore James, we trace the song's origins.
Recorded live at the Fillmore East in NYC, ‘At Fillmore East’ captured the Allman Brothers at the peak of their powers.
He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
The Black Crowes could always be counted on to produce the finest Southern rock of the late 20th Century, and ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ is no exception.
The 2019 ceremony will also recognise, among other blues standards, the Muddy Waters song that gave the Rolling Stones their name.
Powerhouse blues-rock favourites George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be honoured with three special vinyl LP releases from Capitol/UMe on 30 March 2018.
Tom Jones, Rodney Crowell, Bettye LaVette, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and others are on an upcoming tribute to bluesmaster Elmore James, out on 26 January 2018.
With their finest work in one bespoke playlist, we present the Allman Brothers Band In 20 Songs.
Phil, and his brother Leonard, founded Chess Records and provided the soundtrack to 1950s Black America