When it comes to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, some of the most pioneering and powerfully influential figures were women.
A pioneer who influenced everyone from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards, Sister Rosetta Tharpe played rock’n’roll way before anyone else.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
For the perfect soundtrack to a bluesy little Christmas, our playlist of the best Christmas blues songs has everything you need, from King to Clapton.
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.
Featuring classic performances from Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Chance the Rapper, Marvin Gaye, Missy Elliot, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Tupac, & many more, proceeds will go towards COVID-19 relief for musicians.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
The collection celebrates influential musical figures including disco icon Sylvester and rock’n’roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
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 musical at the Pasadena Playhouse in California, Shout Sister Shout!, celebrates the influential gospel and roots singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Just why are train songs so important in the music of the Southern States?
Sister Rosetta Tharpe proves that women can play the blues…
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.