Josh White, singer, guitarist, songwriter and civil rights activist often gets left out of "official" Blues history, but helped to popularize the genre.
In August 1941, John Lomax recorded Muddy Waters with Henry ‘Son’ Sims playing ‘Country Blues’, ‘I Be Troubled’ and ‘Burr Clover Blues’.
The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
We present 50 songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
As one of the most influential forces in music and culture, here is infographic snapshot of historical milestones that helped to bring about the blues.
From original pioneers Elvis and Little Richard, to the Allmans and Cadillac Three, Southern rock has made a global impact far beyond its original boundaries. But then again… maybe it had no...
The Blues played a pivotal role in the creation of what we have come to call rock music. As Muddy Waters famously said, “The Blues had a baby and they named it...
George Thorogood, currently on a run of Canadian dates, has been talking about his admiration for groups such as Steppenwolf and the Allman Brothers Band.
Motown giant Smokey Robinson has been named as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s latest Music Master, the 20th artist to be so honoured.
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.
A launch took place at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room last night to announce Lead Belly Fest for June, starring Van Morrison, Jools Holland et al.