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', The Rolling Stones fifth single. became their 2nd single to top the UK chart, despite being a blues song.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.
The best Halloween songs are frightfully good, horribly catchy, and a right old monster mash-up of floor-filling classics. Listen... if you dare...
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.
The film illustrates the inspiration Guy received from such giants as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his own dedication to mentoring the next generation of blues artists.
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.
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”.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there, as we reveal…
'Wheels Of Fire' introduced the classic ‘White Room’ and other great performances by the rock trio.
The track was recorded in 1973 and will feature on the 3CD + DVD package, to be released on 11 October.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.