Obscure origins of ‘You Don’t Love Me’

“You Don’t Love Me” is a classic blues song that has roots in the 50’s and is still being recorded and re-invented. Willie Cobbs, an Arkansas rice farmer, made his way to Chicago in the late 1940’s, playing his blues on Maxwell Street, eventually releasing “You Don’t Love Me” in

Bo Diddley’s ‘Before You Accuse Me’ influential as the master

Written by John Kessler Bo Diddley may not have had the commercial success of some other performers, but his contributions to American musical culture are huge. Besides his trademark “Bo Diddley beat,” he had a brash sense of style, dressing in outlandish outfits, playing custom-made square guitars and generally having

‘Somebody’s got to go’ – the path from from blues to rap

  Written by John Kessler Lonnie Johnson was one of the first American guitar masters, with a style that bridged jazz and blues, as well as country styles. Though often labeled as a “blues” player, he was versatile and accomplished enough to be a guest artist with Louis Armstong’s Hot