Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on September 1, 1954.
'Wheels Of Fire' introduced the classic ‘White Room’ and other great performances by the rock trio.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
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.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
In 1956, the great bluesman recorded his commemoration of a Mississippi tragedy.
Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s song has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
Long before the Pretenders made 'I Go To Sleep' their own, there was the 1965 version by the great vocal stylist.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
Despite his relatively young age, he had a recording career that spanned a remarkable 50 years.
After years of toil, the Scottish frontman and his band were en route to the UK album top ten.
Recorded in four days, The Rolling Stones’ debut album honoured the blues and introduced the band to America as “England’s newest hit makers”.
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.
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.