“We had these little juke joints, little taverns at that time. We called them Saturday night fish fries, they called ‘em juke houses.” – Muddy Waters
The new Blue Note 75th anniversary app for iPad
My Thang’ may not come to mind instantly as one of James Brown's best-known tunes, but the riff and the groove are immediately familiar.
During the Great Depression in the early 1930s radio became the most popular means of entertainment in America. Radio from the very start was colour blind
The story of how B.B. King got his name…
How session man Paul Griffen helped everyone from Bob Dylan to Steely Dan
The greatest double albums of all time.
Ten dramatic quotes about country pioneer Patsy Cline by those that knew and loved her, and the artist herself.
As the Tour de France continues around France, check out our playlist of cycling classics!
The Rolling Stones 16th American and 14th British studio album, Some Girls, was a massive seller, particularly in the USA went to the top of the charts.
Louis Armstrong visited Great Britain for the first time in 1932…it was quite a visit
Jazz bassist Charlie Haden passed away on Friday (July 11) , at the age of 76. Charlie Haden made his name for his work in Ornette Coleman’s quartet.
It probably won’t have escaped your attention that a little football tournament has been going on in Brazil. Tomorrow is the World Cup Final.
Sparks are to perform their 1974 breakthrough Island album ‘Kimono My House’ with a 35-piece orchestra in London in December.
The story behind 'Statesboro Blues', a classic song reinterpreted by countless bands.