Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
It's the quintessential blues riff, but what is its strange history? Performed by everyone from Robert Johnson to Elmore James, we trace the song's origins.
By the early 1970s, Humble Pie were undeniably bigger in the US than the UK, but they nudged back into the British charts with the notable live double album 'Performance – Rockin’...
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to Motörhead.
The track had an easy swagger illustrated, as so often, by Reed’s lyrical harmonica playing,
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.
It was to the only time that The Rolling Stones ever played on stage with Muddy Waters.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
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 selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
Credited to Little Walter & his Night Cats, the song was the first chart entry by the singer and distinctive harmonica man.
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.