Still Available B&R #335

THE SHELDON STUDIOS – Dietmar Rudolf’s extensive feature on the Sheldon Studios in Chicago. Jack Sheldon was responsible for engineering and mastering some of the great Chess blues and R&B hits and albums. Great piece of research.

GOSPEL QUARTETS: More gospel music history – Ray Templeton looks the legendary Five Blind Boys of Alabama and Five Blind Boys of Mississippi

B. B. KING’S GREATEST LIVE ALBUM: RARE BLUES RECORDS RESEARCH: Otis Grand examines in detail B. B. King’s ‘Blues Is King’ album cut in Chicago in 1966 – Otis says it was B.B.’s ‘greatest live album’.

WILLIE PARKER – FRANKIE NEWSOME; Robert Pruter’s latest instalment in his great series on rare and obscure Chicago soul artists.

PLUS: Otis Rush obituary by Neil Slaven; St. Louis DJ and R&B artist Gabriel;  Teddy Scott; Mississippi Blues Festival reports; More of Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD, DVD, & Book Reviews

Still Available B&R #334

MORE GREAT 1950s AND 1960s R&B HISTORY: Bill Greensmith’s extensive research and feature on M.C. Reeder and the T99 Club, in Osceola, Arkansas.

GOSPEL QUARTETS: More gospel music history – Ray Templeton looks the Gospel Quartets in Detroit including The Flying Clouds of Detroit & The Evangelist Singers

RARE BLUES RECORDS RESEARCH: Victor Pearlin RPM Records 45rpm discs and a special feature curated by Dan Kochakian on Modern & RPM 7inch 78rpm promo discs!

DOWNHOME BLUES BOX: Major review by Neil Slaven of the brand new New York, Cincinnati & North Eastern States Downhome Box Set

PLUS: Don Gardner; G. G. Shinn; Hosea Hargrove; More of Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD, DVD, & Book Reviews