From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
Just a few of the greats, whose influence spans continents, genres, and generations.
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.
The documentary tells the story of first-generation blues performers and the kids who discovered a thrilling world at the end of the radio dial.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
Fifty songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
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.
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.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs makes clear.
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.
'Little Red Rooster' was the Rolling Stones' second single to top the UK chart, proof of the staying power they would show time and time again.