B&R Issue 382 – Out Now!

Extensive 1978 Interview with Chicago pianist and bluesman JOHNNY ‘BIG MOOSE’ WALKER – Part One by Jim O’Neal

Chicago Blues: BERNIE ABRAMS & ORA NELLE RECORDS Interview from 1971 by Cary Baker

Ray Templeton’s new series of BLUES THROWBACKS of Post War Downhome Blues Obscurities with Texas bluesman STICK HORSE HAMMOND

20 CD Bear Family MEMPHIS BLUES BOX feature/review by Ray Templeton

Gudio van Rijn looks at the latest rare pre-war blues finds in ’THE LOST PARAMOUNTS’

Simon Evans discovers what was happening the R&B world through the pages of CASH BOX 1954

Plus: Larry Cohn, Phil Spiro, R. L. Boyce, Otis Grand, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller, Jimmy Reed, Texas Alexander, Blues Meets Doo Wop, William Clarke, Esther Phillips, Robert Finlay, King Biscuit Festival, Lucerne Blues Festival

B&R Issue #381

Blues & Gospel Insights – unique and detailed research by Bob Eagle on the recording and touring career of HOMESICK JAMES

The final instalment of Ray Templeton’s Good Readin’ Tonight features BLUES CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS PROCEEDINGS

Mike Stephenson interviews blues and southern soul singer CRYSTAL THOMAS

Part Six (and the final instalment) of WEST FLORIDA R&B – A photographic history by Ken Benedict, Steve Gronda and Chris Bentley.

Martin Hawkins previews Bear Family’s massive 20 CD MEMPHIS BLUES BOX

Blues Youngbloods features THE HART BROTHERS from Jackson, Mississippi by Mike Stephenson.

PLUS: Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; Carley Patton rarity found – twice; Anna Mae Winburn; Poretta Soul & Eastside Kings Festivals; Vicki Anderson; Taildragger: Lord Creator; Toussaint McCall; Larry Chance; More Chicago Downhome Rarities box set; Cecil Gant; Mr. Sipp; B.B. King; Big Joe Turner biography/discography