The Blues played a pivotal role in the creation of what we have come to call rock music. As Muddy Waters famously said, “The Blues had a baby and they named it rock’n’roll.”
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.
Of all genres of music, Heavy Metal is the black sheep of the family, quietly burning steady, strong & eternally bright, away from the mainstream glare.
Hip-Hop artists have always waged war on conventional music – and each other. Braggadocio is always there, but it got out of control and ended in tragedy.
We have LPs, CDs, digital files... but how have they affected the way we listen to music? How has each innovation in technology changed the music we hear?
These are the real heroes of country music: those who raised merry hell, that didn’t give a damn what anybody thought and spat in the face of authority.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
The Apple Records label, renowned for its eclecticism, produced several household names - Mary Hopkin, Billy Preston, James Taylor and John Tavener.
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.
Jamaica maintains its incredible output with numerous dancehall and roots reggae producers currently plying their trade in Kingston. Long may it continue!
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.
The superstardom of Bob Marley is a stark contrast to where he came from, but those with enough determination found a way out of the ghetto through music.
We explore the relationship between Brazilian music & jazz, to find out how the 1960s was such a pivotal moment in the history of the rhythms of Brazil.
It's very difficult to define what Americana is but just like jazz it has many different branches, but only the one root system.