With his track record on disc, and his voracious appetite for touring still intact, Miller's place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is well-earned.
More than just the man that discovered Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips know the roots of American music better than most, having grown up in the Deep South.
On January 3, 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there.
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.
Just a few of the greats, whose influence spans continents, genres, and generations.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ remains a fascinating listen.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
The subject of Satan and evil will always remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial and unsettling.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
A collection of 50s singles, ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’ brought all of Howlin’ Wolf’s best qualities together: “a tail dragon with a voice like an angel”.
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.
This list of the best songs of the 50s celebrates far-ranging sounds that changed music forever.