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.