Still Available B&R #339

SOLOMON BURKE: ‘The King’s Comeback – The Remaking Of A Solomon Burke Classic’ – Unique, extensive and exclusive article written by producer Scott Billington.

ROBERT JOHNSON:  Final part of Gayle Dean Wardlow’s series on ‘Searching For Robert Johnson’.

THE MR. R&B TAPES – RED PRYSOCK: The first of a series of edited transcriptions of Jonas Bernholm’s audio tapes used for the sleevenotes of his Route 66 stable of reissue labels. Paul Williams interviews Red Prysock (more interviews more to come).

OFF THE WALL: Part Two of street posters from the Dave Williams Collection.

PLUS: Quintus McCormick; Eddie Taylor Jnr; Abb Locke; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD Reviews including Mary Lane, Julia Lee, Bullmoose Jackson, Koko Mojo compilations.

Still Available B&R #338

BARGAIN BIN BROWSING: Nineteen years on from the original research, Opal Louis Nations and Bob Bell have produce another major feature on Budget Blues, R&B and Gospel vinyl album from the US and this time from UK.

ROBERT JOHNSON: Second  part of Gayle Dean Wardlow’s series on ‘Searching For Robert Johnson’.

SHERRILL HOLLY INTERVIEW: Mike Stephenson interviews Jackson, Mississippi saxman about Trumpet Records and the Farsh Street music scene in he 1940s and 1950s.

OFF THE WALL: Great R&B and Soul gig posters from the collection of Dave Williams.

THE BLUES DISCOGRAPHY THIRD EDITION: Special feature by Phil Wight on the newly published third edition of the Blues Discography.

PLUS: Bill Sims, Jackie Shane, Izzy Young; Cedric Burnside, Rick Estrin & The Nitecats gigs;  Blues Unlimted Exhibition; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Henry Townsend & Roosevelt Sykes, Ivory Joe Hunter, Willie Dixon, Texas Hillbillies, Mahalia Jackson and many more.

Still Available B&R #337

CHRIS STRACHWITZ INTERVIEW: Part Two of Garth Cartwright’s interview with the Arhoolie Records boss. Chris talks about Mance Lipscomb; Lightnin’ Hopkins; Fred McDowell, Flaco Jimenez; Bukka White etc

GOSPEL QUARTETS: Ray Templeton ends his series on great gospel quartets with a look at the Fairfield Four, The Southern Sons, The Pilgrim Travelers and others.

LARRY DALE’S LOST RECORD: John Broven’s discographical research into a ‘missing’ Larry Dale 45rpm

ROBERT JOHNSON: First part of Gayle Dean Wardlow’s series on Searching For Robert Johnson’.

CALVIN BARRON: The sixth in Robert Pruter’s series on rare Chicago Soul Artists.

PLUS: Clydie King; Ace Cannon; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Bloodest Saxophone; Cedric Burnside; Big Joe Turner; Big Jay McNeeley; Delbert McClinton.

Still Available B&R #336

CHRIS STRACHWITZ INTERVIEW: Part One of a major two part interview by Garth Cartwright with the Arhoolie Records boss. Fantastic blues, roots and record collecting music history.

GOSPEL QUARTETS: More classic gospel music history as Ray Templeton looks the Specialty recordings of Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers.

THE BOBBY REED STORY: Dave Williams tells the story of west coast bluesman and bandleader of The Right Kind who recorded for Galaxy Records.

RPM 45’s UPDATE: Victor Pearlin adds to his great research on 45rpm discs issued by the Bihari’s RPM label with the help of Ray Astbury and Dan Kochakian.

OSCAR WILSON: Mike Stephenson interview with the Cash Box Kings vocalist

PLUS: Elder Roma Wilson; Eddie C. Campbell, Jody Williams, Calvin Newborn, Tony Joe White, Gerard Homan; Blues Festival Reports;  Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Joe Louis Walker, Floyd Dixon, Helen Humes, Prince Buster, Trojan Records 50th Anniversary.