From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so much recording under blues nicknames.
Memphis Minnie’s legacy is not just that she recorded across four decades, she was practically the lone female voice in the increasingly male dominated 1930’s urban Blues scene
Phil, and his brother Leonard, founded Chess Records and provided the soundtrack to 1950s Black America