B&R Issue #377 – Sorry! Sold Out!

B&R’s special tribute to the much missed TONY WATSON, Blues & Rhythm production editor, writer, reviewer & magazine administrator for over 35 years.

Part two of Mike Fenton’s definitive history of doo wop legends HERB COX & THE CLEFTONES.

Interview with Howlin’ Wolf’s sax player and band leader EDDIE SHAW by Mike Stephenson from 2005.

Ray Templeton’s final instalment on his HISTORY OF BLUES MAGAZINES. This issue : Blues In US Magazines Part 2.

Part two of Ken Benedict, Steve Gronda and Chris Bentley’s photo feature on WEST FLORIDA R&B.

SOL HENDERSON – Bob Eagle’s update on Robert Johnson associate and obscure pre war bluesman.

PLUS: Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; Obituaries on Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson, Barrett Strong, Ella Thomas, Roddy Jackson; Freddie Roulette, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Pete Whalen, Charlie Thomas; Reviews include: James Booker; Joe Louis Walker; Louisiana Red & Carey Bell, Chuck Berry; Sun Records History, plus all our usual features.

B&R Issue #376 – Sorry! Sold Out!

R&B history – the first part in Mike Fenton’s extensive two part feature ‘High School Jive‘ on HERB COX AND THE CLEFTONES

Ray Templeton’s HISTORY OF BLUES MAGAZINES – this issue: The USA – the early blues magazines.

WEST FLORIDA R&B – the first part of a six part feature of rare photos and memorabilia by Ken Benedict, Steve Gronda and Chris Bentley

The Chicago Blues Of WASHBOARD SAM. Guido van Rijn previews his forthcoming biography and lyric transcriptions of the Chicago bluesman.

Bob Eagle’s Blues & Gospel Insights – the recording and performing career of LARRY DAVIS

Unpublished 1990 interview with members of THE METERS by Norman Darwen

CASH BOX CLASSICS – Simon Evans looks at what was happening in the R&B world in 1953

PLUS: Lucerne Blues Festival Report; Jontavious Willis; Jim Stewart; Sumpter Bruton; Guitar Red; Joyce Bryant; Calvin Boze; Eddie Ware; John Lee Hooker; Buddy Guy; Byther Smith; Bay Area Blues and R&B; Ike Turner discography; Mercy Dee Walton and and all our usual great features.