B&R Issue #364

DEE CLARK: Robert Pruter tells the story of one of Chicago’s great 1950s & 1960s R&B singers

R&B IN D.C.: Tony Watson special review/feature on the new Bear Family 16 CD Box Set with 350+ page book on the history of Washington D.C. R&B

GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s on the books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – Collectors, Writers And Fans

THE GREY GHOST: Tary Owens’ historic document on the Texas blues pianist R. T. Williams

NEW YORK CITY BLUES: Chris Bentley reviews the great new book by Larry Simon and edited by John Broven

JOE LOUIS AND ALADDIN RECORDS: Great photo feature by Dan Kochakian of the only Aladdin Sports Series 78 disc.

JOHNNY TUCKER: Interview by Mike Stephenson with this West Coast bluesman

PLUS: The Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Letters, News; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Warren Storm, Carol Fran, Byther Smith; Wilbert Harrison, Gatemouth Moore, Chuck Berry, Son House, Joe Louis Walker, Little Willie Littlefield & Jack Dupree; Kirk Fletcher in France, US gigs: Melody Angel, Johnny Horton, Mickey Rogers, Bobby Rush.

PLUS FREE SAMPLER CD!!! In B&R 364 is a FREE Blues & Rhythm Sampler CD produced with Sidetrack Records featuring 19 sides of rare and previously unissued sides featuring Clarence Edwards, Henry Gray, T Bone Singleton, Cora Jefferson, Louisiana Bob Kirkpatrick & Paul Orta. Great Louisiana and Texas blues sides including live recordings.

B&R Issue #363

JOSH WHITE AND THE RED SCARE: Extensive article on blues singer Josh White from his pre-war days as a blues singer, the McCarthyite witch hunt, his later recordings as a ‘folk blues’ singer and his time in Europe and the UK written by Douglas Yeager.

OKEH RECORDS: Billy Vera tells the story of Okeh Records from the early 1920s, through to the R&B and Soul years with historic photos and labels.

GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s on the books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – Blues In The City – Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans.

LOUISIANA & NEW ORLEANS 1972 and 1974: Great photo feature by Hans Schweitz

BIG APPLE BLUES: Dickie Tapp previews the new book ‘New York City Blues’, by Larry Simon and edited by John Broven

WALTER DAVIS: St. Louis Piano Blues by Guido van Rijn, special preview of his new book

PLUS: Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; The Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods, Roy Gaines, Charles Connor, Willie Winfield, Scott M. Bock, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy McCracklin, George Smith, Cleveland Crochet, Buck Owens, Jimmie Vaughn, Milwaukee Blues.