It was to the only time that The Rolling Stones ever played on stage with Muddy Waters.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
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.
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.
Credited to Little Walter & his Night Cats, the song was the first chart entry by the singer and distinctive harmonica man.
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
The work of John and Alan Lomax has been pivotal in understanding the history of the blues and its Black cultural offshoots and antecedents.
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.
Waters was accompanied by a dazzling team of British and Irish musicians and admirers of the great bluesman.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on September 1, 1954.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
The blues singer-songwriter is often referred to as 'The Father of Chicago Blues,' known for songs like 'Hoochie Coochie Man' and 'I'm Ready.'
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.