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.
The track will be part of Eagle Rock's 'John Lee Hooker Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990' release.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
'Wheels Of Fire' introduced the classic ‘White Room’ and other great performances by the rock trio.
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.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Chess Records had its first hit record on 29 July 1950, Gene Ammons' ‘My Foolish Heart’, then went on to provide the soundtrack to Black America in the 1950s.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
In 1956, the great bluesman recorded his commemoration of a Mississippi tragedy.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
'Zoot Suit' and 'I'm The Face' came out as the debut single on 3 July 1964 by the once and future Who.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
A hypnotic, hugely significant song, Howlin’ Wolf’s recording of ‘Spoonful’ became a blues staple recorded by everyone from Etta James to Cream and beyond.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.