ARBEE STIDHAM: Jonas Bernholm interview with the R&B hitmaker, from 1981.
DICK ‘CANE’ COLE: Interview with the Memphis DJ by Jim O’Neal from 1987.
Robert Johnson associate SOL HENDERSON, by Bob Groom.
GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton on blues books – ‘The Ones That Got Away’.
Tribute To ART RUPE by Billy Vera. CASH BOX CLASSICS 1949 by Simon Evans.
PLUS: Blues Records 3rd edition updates. D. K. Harrell, Henry Spaulding, Bobby Hendricks, Guitar Shorty, Glen Glenn, Jimmy McCracklin, Bobby Bland, Joe Simon, Ink Spots, Earl Hooker.
BLIND ARVELLA GRAY: Great article by Cary Baker on the legendary Maxwell Street singer.
WILLIE BROWN: The first in Bob Eagle’s ‘Blues & Gospel Insights’ series.
HOWARD BIGGS: Another fine feature in Opal Louis Nations’ ‘Back Room Wizards’ series looking at R&B producers, songrwiters & arrangers.
GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton on the essential books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘Gettin’ Creative With The Blues’.
JOHNNY SHINES: Rare photos of the great bluesman Johnny Shines by Bob Groom.
PLUS: Words, Words, Words by Chris Smith; Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Ernie Andrews, Milton Hopkins, Timmy Thomas, Pervis Spann, Willie Egan, Sam Cooke, Willie Mabon, Bo Diddley, Walter Brown.