To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his early years with the Yardbirds, to Cream, Blind Faith and his prolific solo career.
A pioneer who influenced everyone from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards, Sister Rosetta Tharpe “played rock’n’roll way before anyone else”.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
Little Walter single-handedly fashioned the stylistic approach for harmonica which has been emulated by virtually every blues harmonica player.
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.
From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate, but mainly to hear and consider.
Willie Dixon was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post war Chicago blues than any other.
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 and Motörhead.
After top ten R&B hits with Honest I Do and I'm Gonna Get You Baby, Jimmy Reed entered Billboard's R&B chart for 5 January 1959 with I Told You Baby.
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 be the only time that The Rolling Stones ever played on stage with Muddy Waters and it's fitting that it was in Chicago, Muddy’s home for the last 40...
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.