‘Cahoots’ remains an important part of The Band’s story, and one that came at a time when the group found themselves at a crossroad.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
Doc Watson's flat-picking guitar style was a marvel. This liner notes excerpt explains how he developed it.
Recorded live at Capitol Studios, in front of family and friends, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ transformed “the new Charlie Parker” into an unlikely 60s pop star.
The saxophonist's name isn't as known as among non-jazz fans these days, but he should be remembered as a pioneer and innovator.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in September 1957, ‘Blue Train’ is one of John Coltrane's masterpieces.
From gravelly-voiced icons such as Louis Armstrong, to super-smooth singers like Frank Sinatra, these are the 25 best male jazz singers of all time.
What were the inspirations that empowered The Velvet Underground to trash rock’n’roll tropes and replace them with the sound of the future?
The ballad continued Rogers’ chart-topping country form and went on to win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year.
The ‘Show Boat’ tune became one of the master organist’s dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
The best Halloween songs are frightfully good, horribly catchy, and a right old monster mash-up of floor-filling classics. Listen... if you dare...
The best Bond songs have been recorded by some of the greats of popular music, and hold a special place in the legacy of film soundtracks.
Fifteen of the best ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performances – from soulful balladry to all-out guitar shreds – proving that “traditional” doesn’t always need to be dull.
The Clapton cover was a big factor in introducing the reggae star to an international audience.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974.