Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
Mick Jagger's favourite harmonica player was sitting at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B chart for 4 October 1952 with a landmark instrumental.
Highway 61 runs for 1,400 miles between New Orleans and Wyoming, but for our purposes, we'll concentrate on the section dubbed “The Highway Of The Blues”, the area that is the Mississippi...
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
Muddy Waters’ 1969 album ‘Fathers And Sons’ was one of the biggest selling records of his career and justifiably so.
The Stones' old friend Guy features Jagger on a remake of 'Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)' from the new 'Chicago Plays The Stones' album.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on 1 September 1954.
In August 1941, John Lomax recorded Muddy Waters with Henry ‘Son’ Sims playing ‘Country Blues’, ‘I Be Troubled’ and ‘Burr Clover Blues’.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
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.