B&R Issue 385 – Out Now!

IRMA THOMAS – Historic 2002 interview by Art Shuna with the Soul Queen Of New Orleans

Talkin’ SLEEPY JOHN ESTES Blues Part 2 – Dr. David Evans Interview about Sleepy John by D. Thomas Moon

The DOLLY COOPER / THELMA COOPER Connection – Great 40s & 50s R&B research by Dave Penny

WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS – On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his ground-breaking book, John Broven looks back at its publication

Blues Throwbacks – Ray Templeton looks at obscure bluesmen DENNIS McMILLAN and LITTLE DAVID WYLIE


Stuff You Don’t See EverydayHADDA BROOKS rarities by Robin Gosden

Kid Andersen’s Greaseland Studios by Mike Stephenson

Plus: Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival, Keith Johnson, Phil Wiggins, Michael Cuscuna, Roy Brown, Home Of The Blues, Slim Harpo, Little Richard, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Charley Patton, Eddie Kirkland and much more.

B&R Issue 384 – Out Now!

SLEEPY JOHN ESTES – Part One of Tom Moon’s three 1999 interviews on the life and recordings of Sleepy John – first interview with Delmark’s Bob Koester

ROBERT JOHNSON – Mark Humphrey interviews the late Lawrence Cohn about the big selling 1990 Robert Johnson Box Set

JOE & CHARLIE McCOY – David Evans previews Guido van Rijn’s upcoming book on The Original Blues Brothers

Martin Hawkins on SLIM HARPO at 100

CASH BOX CLASSICS – Simon Evans looks at the R&B scene in 1955

JOHN LEE – Ray Templeton discusses the post war downhome bluesman in his Blues Throwbacks feature

TOO TIGHT HENRY – Bob Eagle gives the lowdown on this obscure pre war blues artist in his Blues & Gospel Insights Series.

AFBF TOUR BRISTOL 1967 – Historic photo feature by Dave Williams

PLUS: Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Tony Middleton, Robert Sacre, W. C. Clark, Sandra Phillips, Donald Kinsey, Bri Backman, Memphis Jug Bands, Barbecue Bob, John Lee Hooker, Pat Hare, Big Joe Turner, Magic Slim, Lazy Lester, Memphis Slim, Big Mama Thornton and many more