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THE BLUES COME TO TEXAS: Special feature by Ray Templeton on the newly published book from an unpublished manuscript by Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick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