DON GARDNER: Extensive feature/interview with legendary R&B artist, by Dan Kochakian and Seamus McGarvey with full discography.
THE STORY OF TOM MOORE’S FARM: Unique blues research by Jay Brakefield plus additional article on Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Modern/Gold Star recordings of ‘Tim Moore’s Farm’ by Chris Strachwitz.
GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s on the books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘Anthologies Of Blues Writing’.
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS: More insights into blues lyrics edited by Chris Smith
PLUS: Letters, News, Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Bob Fisher, Peter Grendysa, Lyle Ferbrache, Pee Wee Ellis, Willie Cobbs, Roger St. Pierre, Chuck Berry, Johnny Fuller, Huey Smith, Big Joe Turner, Marie Knight, The Drifters, 2022 Blues Calendar, Rev. James Cleveland.
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.