OUT NOW B&R #346

BIG JOE WILLIAMS: First of a great two part interview by D. Thomas Moon with Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Koester and George Mitchell on life on the road with Big Joe Williams.

MORE BIG JOE WILLIAMS: Mike Rowe’s historic article on Big Joe’s St. Louis acetates.

CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s looks at the great accordion players of Cajun music including Joe Falcon and Amédée Breaux

HATTIE BURLESON: Pre war blues history by Michael Corcoran

FATS DOMONO RARITIES: Pete Goldsmith tracks down some of Fats’ most obscure and rare recordings.

PLUS: The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Wee Willie Walker; George Chambers; Phil Tricker; Blues Boy Hubbard; Jackie Moore; Jimmy Cavello; Jacques Morgantini; Lucerne Festival; Detroit A Go Go; R. L. Boyce; Gospel CD’s; Rare Pre War Blues and Blind Willie McTell; Ralph Willis; Kings Of Baton Rouge. Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities.

COMING SOON IN B&R 347

BIG JOE WILLIAMS: Second Part of a great two part interview by D. Thomas Moon with Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Koester and George Mitchell on life on the road with Big Joe Williams.

JOHNNY NICHOLAS INTERVIEW: Scott M. Bock interviews guitar player Johnny Nicholas who talks about Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red, Snooky Pryor and other bluesmen he has recorded and toured with.

FATS DOMINO BOX SET:  Tony Burke looks at the new Fats Domino box set (and now withdrawn) issued by Bear Family.

CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s on the the great Cajun string bands and fiddle swing bands.

PLUS: The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Words, Words Word by Chris Smith herb Con; Sleepy LaBeef; Jack Scott; Robert Parker; Hal Singer; Filmore Slim; Accordion Revolution; Hollywood Fats

Still Available B&R #341

YOUNG JESSIE: Great Rhythm and Blues history on the great west coast vocalist by Seamus McGarvey in an interview from 1988.

CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s new series kicks of with cajun music pioneer Amede Ardoin

ROBERT JOHNSON: Special review by Neil Slaven on the new Robert Johnson biography ‘Up Jumped The Devil’

CRYSTAL THOMAS: Scott M. Bock interviews a new blues star who’s new album is due on Dialtone

PLUS: Chris Albertson; Lou Johnson; Chuck Weldon; Eddie Tigner; Paul Orta; Cedric Burnside; Faye Adams/Joe Morris; Preston Epps; Bruce James; Kingfish; Joe Louis Walker plus Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; CD & Book Reviews

Still Available B&R #340

THE RISE AND FALL OF ALADDIN RECORDS: Great R&B Music History by Billy Vera

THE BLUES COME TO TEXAS: Special feature by Ray Templeton on the newly published book from an unpublished manuscript by Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick

MYTHS & FALSEHOODS: D. Thomas Moon interviews musicologist Kip Lornell  on blues history.

STAX/VOLT UK TOUR 1967: Great photo-spread of original photographs by Neil Carter

CADILLAC BABY BOX SET PREVIEW: Tony Burke previews the forthcoming 4 CD box set of tracks from Chicago’s Bea & Baby, Keyhole & Miss labels.

WILLIE WINFIELD: Billy Vera pays tribute to a doo wop and vocal group legend who has just retired.

PRESTON FOSTER: Chris Bentley’s Curiosities column delves into the history of the man who wrote ‘Got My Mojo Working’

PLUS: Margaret Lewis; Hal Blaine; Fed Foster; Kent Harris; Cash McCall;  Juke Joint Festival; Lil Jimmy Reed; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD Reviews including Johnny Shines; Malaco Gospel; Magic Slim and The Teardrops; Tommy Hunt