Along with his beloved guitar 'Lucille', B.B. King brought the blues out of the margins and into the mainstream of America.
Louis Jordan was dubbed the King of The Jukebox and rightly so, he was a huge star and one that is sadly much less remembered than he ought to be…
'Q's Jook Joint' gave the producer a gold album in America for the sixth time in his incomparable career.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film 'Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll.'
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.
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.
Let the good times roll would be right up there with the best of them. It was originally recorded by Louis Jordan in June 1946
BB King said it was his ambition to record an album of Louis Jordan’s songs. 19 years later that album was released which acknowledges BB’s debt to Louis.