Get your weekend jig on with these classic grooves
Blues is a genre with a long history, having originated around the end of the 19th century, and it is a genre that spawned and influenced many others. You know what they say - the blues gave birth to rock 'n' roll. But perhaps Tom Waits said it best: "The blues is like a planet. It's an enormous topic. You can't ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It's a tree that everyone is swinging from. It's indelible and indispensable."
Here, we curated a playlist dedicated to some of blues' biggest names. Let the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters ring in your weekend: