OUT NOW B&R #350

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EDDIE HOPE INTERVIEW: B&Rs Dan Kochakian has traced Florida bluesman Eddie Hope who cut two great down-home blues sides for Marlin Record in 1956. Exclusive interview.

THE JSP RECORD STORY: Mike Stephenson interviews JSP boss John Stedman about his label and promotions in part one of a major two part feature including Professor Longhair, Jack Dupree, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Left Hand Frank etc.

JOHN LEE HOOKER: ‘Documenting The Sensation Recordings 1948 – 1952′. Chris Bentley’s detailed review of the brand new Ace Box Set

WASHINGTON D.C.R&B: Jay Bruder’s special feature on the history of rhythm and blues in Washington D.C. as a preview to the forthcoming 16 CD box from Bear Family

ZYDECO & CAJUN ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton looks at cajun and zydeco music in the 1980s including John Delafose, Chris Ardoin and others.

RARE SOUL AND R&B FROM CHICAGO: Robert Pruter continues his historical series – this time focusing on The Dukay’s and Gene Chandler.

PLUS: Phil Phillips, Lillian Offitt,  Big George Brock,  Bill Withers, Ellis Marsalis, The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Johnny Fuller, The Staples Singers, B. B. King and much more. 

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FENTON ROBINSON: Bob Groom’s extensive overview of the life and recordings of ‘The Mellow Blues Genius’ including historic photos and rare label shots.

TARY OWENS TEXAS BLUES INTERVIEWS;   The first historic interviews with Texas blues artists from the late researcher and record company owner Tary Owens.

CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s extensive series on cajun and zydeco music features ‘The DanceHall Years – 1950s and 1960s including Nathan Abshire, Austin Pitre, Aldu Roger.

PLUS: Words, Words, Words; The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Little Charlie Baty, Broadway Al Trommers; British Blues 1966 – 1971 Box Set  and much more. 

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LUTHER ALLISON: Another excellent and historic unpublished interview from the 1990s from the Neil Slaven Archives, this time with Luther Allison who talks about his then new album releases, his time in Chicago in the 1950s with introduction by Bruce Iglauer

THE OTHER BIG JOE WILLIAMS:  Bob Groom looks at the pre war recordings of other artists who called themselves  ‘Big Joe Williams’.

CRAWFORD JUMP: Chris Smith with some brilliant research into the obscure bluesman ‘Cecil Augusta’.

RARE CHICAGO SOUL: Robert Pruter returns with the start of a second series of rare Chicago Soul and R&B with a feature on The Ideals.

CAJUN & ZYDECO ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton’s looks at More Zydeco Routes with Clilfton Chenier, Rockin’ Dopsie and Fernest Arcenaux.

BENNY TURNER: Interview with Freddie King’s brother and touring bluesman by Mike Stephenson.

BIG BILL BROONZY IN THE UK: Rare photos from the Sam Benjamin Collection from the 1950s

THE BERNARD KLATZKO LETTERS: Eddie England’s correspondence with Bernie Klatzko owner of the Herwin reissue label.

PLUS: Doris Duke, Willie Parker, Henry Grey, Ron Thompson;  The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Sam Cooke, The Meters, Rampart Records. 

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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/deleted) 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 Cox; Sleepy LaBeef; Jack Scott; Robert Parker; Hal Singer; Filmore Slim; Accordion Revolution; Hollywood Fats

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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#351

JAMES RAY: Mike Fenton tells the story of New York’s ‘Lost Soul Man’.

THE JSP RECORDS STORY: Second part ofMike Stephenson’s extensive interview with JSP label boss John Stedman about albums, CDs and box sets and promotions in part two of this major feature including Otis Grand, Joe Louis Walker, Larry McCray, Charlie Sayles, John R. T. Davis, Box Sets and DVDs

LITTLE RICHARD: An historical tribute to the ‘King Of Rock & Roll’ by Billy Vera.

ZYDECO & CAJUN ESSENTIALS: Ray Templeton looks at cajun and zydeco music – this time Traditional Cajun Music and The Newport Effect.

PLUS: Young Jessie, Lucky Peterson, Bobby Lewis, Eli Murray, Walter Scott, Eddie Cooley, Earl Grant, Jeanette Baker, Big Al Carson, Betty Wright, Millie Small; The Blues Discography (3rd edition) Updates and Corrections; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; Don Bryant, Junior Wells Box Set, The Staples Singers, Robert Johnson and loads more.