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.
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.
While it sparked so many singles, the album is more than just the sum of its parts.
Nearly two years after their split, the British trio were still a chart force to be reckoned with.
With its roots in country tradition and punk attitude, Americana music is hard to define but easy to love. uDiscover Music dons a Nudie suit and goes in search of the Americana...
Twenty of the best Muddy Waters songs: legendary cuts from the blues legend who helped launch Chess Records and inspired The Rolling Stones.
Unquestionably The Folk Singer by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
On 14 April 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
The self-titled debut album by the Rolling Stones, released in April 1964, pays tribute to their love of the blues and R&B.
From original pioneers Elvis and Little Richard, to the Allmans and Cadillac Three, Southern rock has made a global impact far beyond its original boundaries. But then again… maybe it had no...
Pioneering blues star Sister Rosetta Tharpe's legendary Decca and Verve catalogue is to be made available to stream and download for the first time.
A new agreement between the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and curator MajikBus unlocks treasures by Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash and many more.
A Chuck Berry interview to the punk fanzine Jet Lag in 1980 reveals his views on the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Ramones.