Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician who met him respected.
The ZZ Top legend's new album 'The Big Bad Blues', is due for release on 21 September through Concord Records.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Confessin’ The Blues collects together the greatest ever bluesmen, such as Chuck Berry, B.B King, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.
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.
When The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham got the band to record a cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’, they made history – and their debut single.
In the grounds of a stately home in Hertfordshire, the Bucolic Frolic culminated in some mighty southern rock.
The follow-up to 2015's 'Perfectamundo' sees the ZZ Top man back with the blues.
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
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.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
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.