Charley Patton was the inspiration for every Delta bluesman that followed in his wake. His influence still resonates today.
The compilation 'Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records' features 18 key recordings in rock’n’roll, R&B, soul, and blues.
Released in 1961, Wanda Jackson crowned herself Queen Of Rockabilly with the raw rock’n’roll belters found on ‘There’s A Party Goin’ On.’
He wasn't an instant Top 10 UK artist, but this 1959 single was an important step on that road.
Richard's version of the Leiber & Stoller song added his own segment and moved The Beatles to cover it live and then on 'Beatles For Sale.'
A look back to the recording of a bona fide rock'n'roll classic.
The song became Chuck Berry's 12th record to make the Billboard R&B chart and was a hugely influential song for British bands like The Rolling Stones.
Though small in number, these pioneering female music producers have made their mark in the industry, from Sylvia Moy to Linda Perry.
The haunting keyboard motif, the tortured vocal and the unforgettable falsetto combined for an early 1960s pop classic.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, ‘The Wildest!’ blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Bill Haley and the Comets' 'Rock Around The Clock' may not have been the first rock'n'roll record, but it certainly ignited the fledgling style.
In 1970, Chuck Berry was back at Chess, where he helped create the very fabric of rock'n'roll, announcing his return in April with the great single 'Tulane.'
On April 7, 1972, the 'Big O' cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.