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.
Cotton also collaborated with a remarkable array of stars of both rock and blues, including Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and B.B. King.
The double set covered his already numerous incarnations on record, all the way back to the Yardbirds.
The 1959 Ray Charles single 'What'd I Say' is one of the seminal and much-covered records in R&B history, well worthy of a uDiscover overview and playlist.
Blues-rock pioneer Lonnie Mack, who played with such greats as James Brown and Freddie King and had his own big hit in 1963 with 'Memphis,' has died at 74.
Eric Clapton and Little Richard will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the 36th Blues Music Awards, on May 7 in Memphis.