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.
'Just One Night' captured Slowhand's late 1970s show at Tokyo's famous Budokan Theatre.
Robert Johnson influenced everyone from Muddy Waters to The Rolling Stones, and shaped the future of rock'n'roll. We celebrate his life and legacy.
'Revival: The Resurrection of Son House' is playing at the Geva Theatre Centre.
Charley Patton was the inspiration for every Delta bluesman that followed in his wake and his influence still resonates today
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.
The hit single 'All Right Now' and album 'Fire and Water' led Free to the follow-up LP 'Highway,' which made its UK chart debut on 23 January 1971.
The version from Wilson's 'New Moon Daughter' album was selected by the HBO series' soundtrack curator T Bone Burnett.
The group may have split, but their version of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ became a US single just as they were entering the UK charts with ‘White Room.’
It was a huge moment when, at the encouragement of Pete Townshend, Clapton stepped back on stage at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 13 January 1973.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.
As one of the most influential forces in music and culture, here is infographic snapshot of historical milestones that helped to bring about the blues.
“The Father Of The Folk Blues”, Son House, Jr, was a major influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, and helped create the Delta Blues sound.
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...