Welcome to Blues & Rhythm!

Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth is published 10 times a year. Each issue contains in-depth articles, ground breaking interviews, discographies, regular feature columns and all the latest blues news, CD, DVD and book reviews.

Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene.

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CURTIS JONES – Part One of a career spanning overview of the great pre and postwar piano bluesman by Bob Groom

SUN ROOTS OF ROCK SERIES – Ray Templeton’s looks at the great Charly series of albums of Sun blues material

TAMPA RED – John Broven tells of his search for unissued RCA sides for the new Ace double set.

JOHNNY RAWLS – Mike Stephenson interviews the bluesman and record producer.

PLUS: Words, Words, Words; Under The Radar; Chris’s Curiosities; Harold Batiste and much more.

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TAKE A SWING WITH ME – A Career spanning overview of B. B. King by Bob Groom

B.B. KING – THE END OF AN ERA – Ray Templeton’s extensive obituary of The King Of The Blues

B.B. KING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1969 – Special feature on his UK debut and tour

REMEMBERING B. B. KING – B&R Contributors recall B.B. King

B.B. KING’S FIRST BIG HIT – Steve Propes tells the story of B.B.s first big hit ‘3 O’Clock Blues’

ONE KIND FAVOUR I ASK OF YOU – B.B. King’s biographer Charles Sawyer reports on B.B.s funeral

RAY’S RUDIMENTS: THE GREAT BLUES LP SERIES – Magpie Piano Blues – The start of a set new features by Ray on classic blues album series.

THE BAYOU BLUES: Bill Millar gives his take on  Ace’s ‘By The Bayou’ reissue series

PLUS: Words, Words, Words; Under The Radar; Chris’s Curiosities; Bruce Lundvell, Billy Butler, I. J. Gosey, Mel Waiters, Johnny ‘Rockhouse’ Green, Sherwood Fleming and much more.

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BLUES BOYS KINGDOM – Dan Kochakian’s great research into B. B. King’s own label

LILLIAN CALIBORNE & DC RECORDS –  Major article by Jay Bruder on the Washington DC R&B recording scene in the 1950s and 1960s

JAY McSHANN – Ray Templeton’s overview of the R&B pianist and bandleader’s recordings over four decades

SLIM HARPO BOX SET – Neil Slaven’s major review of the new Slim Harpon Bear Family box set

THE VIOLINAIRES – We have to have some gospel music in issue 300 and Opal Louis Nations delivers the goods with a look at the career of the gospel group The Violinaires

PLUS: Words, Words, Words; Under The Radar; Chris’s Curiosities; Percy Sledge,

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JIMMY REED  – Ray Templeton examines the extensive recording career of the legendary Chicago bluesman.

TINY BRADSHAW – Billy Vera tells the story of the R&B bandleader whose career spanned the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY – Barrellhouse Chuck interviewed Little Brother in 1972 and he kindly sent B&R a tape of the interview made in Little Brother’s house in Chicago.

LEAD BELLY – Howard Rye looks at the new Smithsonian – Folkways Five CD box set which includes hitherto unissued sides by Huddie.

BY THE BAYOU – Ian Saddler producer of Ace Records’ ‘Bayou’ series has produced a discographical piece which corrects and updates discographical information originally produced on the CD series.

Plus: Chris’s Curiosities; Words, Words, Words; Miltone Mystery; Sam Charters; Roy Brown; Lightnin’ Slim; Gene Vincent; Doc Pomus and much more.

B&R #298

Pages from Pages from B&R 298 second proofTHE RETURN OF SHERWOOD FLEMING – Scott M. Bock interviews re-discovered blues singer Sherwood Fleming who has a new CD available on Eddie Stout’s Dynaflow label.

WYNONIE HARRIS  – Ray Templeton looks at the recording career of ‘Mr. Blues’ – one of the greatest blues singers – ever!

THE COOKIES PART TWO – by Mike Fenton. Mike tells the story of the 1950s and 1960s R&B vocal group who became The Raelettes and much sought after backing singers. Part Two looks at their career in the 1960s and solo recordings.

ALABAMA BLUES TODAY PART TWO – Mike Stephenson overview’s the current Alabama Blues Scene including Robert harris, B. J. Miller, Elnora Spencer and others.

Plus: Demetia Taylor, Vernon Harrington, Rose Marie McCoy, Don Covay, Robert Balfour, Kirk Fletcher, 5 Royales, John lee Hooker, The Valentinos – and tons more!


B&R 303coverTHE LEGENDARY JAY MILLER SERIES: Part one of a two part feature on Flyright’s ‘Legendary Jay Miller’ series of albums, by Ray Templeton. Not to be missed.

CURTIS JONES – Part Two of a career spanning overview of the great pre and postwar piano bluesman by Bob Groom

ACE RECORDS AT 4O! We asked John Broven to look at 40 years of one the great UK Blues, R&B, Soul and Reissue labels. John tells the story of Ace Records. Great feature!

PLUS: Juke Boy Bonner; Edinburgh Blues Festival; Mighty Sam McClain; Eddie Cusic; Don Kent; Words, Words, Words; Under The Radar; Chris’s Curiosities and much more.

Current issues of Blues and Rhythm can be purchased for: UK £6.25 – Europe airmail £8.75 – USA, Canada, Japan etc: £10.00 – Australasia: £10.25. Prices include post & packaging. Lots of back issues still available at discount prices! Wanna do a deal? Just ask!