Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
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.
In 1968, Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction with 'Electric Mud' and managed to influence the likes of Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix in the process.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
Credited to Little Walter & his Night Cats, the song was the first chart entry by the singer and distinctive harmonica man.
The work of John and Alan Lomax has been pivotal in understanding the history of the blues and its Black cultural offshoots and antecedents.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic ‘I'm Ready,’ on September 1, 1954.
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.
The first hit by the rock’n’roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
The best guitar riffs in rock have become part of the cultural fabric, shaping the face of music and influencing wannabe axe legends down the generations.
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.
A celebration of a unique instrument, in honor of '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.