The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
Waters was accompanied by a dazzling team of British and Irish musicians and admirers of the great bluesman.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on September 1, 1954.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
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.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
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 refurblished 'MOJO' Museum will also include a small venue, a recording studio, and a community garden.
In the grounds of a stately home in Hertfordshire, the Bucolic Frolic culminated in some mighty southern rock.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
Nearly two years after their split, the British trio were still a chart force to be reckoned with.
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.