B&R Issue #367

THE LEROY KIRKLAND STORY: By Opal Louis Nations – the story behind one of the backroom wizards of the rhythm & blues scene of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

CLAUDE CLOUD & SAM ‘THE MAN’ TAYLOR’S MGM RECORDINGS: Dave Penny’s discography and rare albums produced by Leroy Kirkland with Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor and Claude Cloud (Leroy Kirkland himself!).

NEW YORK BLUES REVISTED: Larry Simon tells the story behind the interviews in his new book on New York R&B.

GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s on the books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘South Louisiana Part 1.

JOHNNY WINTER & BLUE HORIZON: Tony Burke & Norman Darwen tell the story of how Johnny Winter almost joined the UK blues label Blue Horizon in 1968.

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS: Chris Smith’s regular feature on blues lyrics

PLUS: D Vine Spiritual Recordings photo archive; Larry Lampkin; The Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Shar Baby, Darryl Stolper, Bruce Bromberg, Ronnie Spector, Fred Parris; Texas Blues, Scat Man Crothers, Paul Gayten, Hollywood Flames, Arv Garrison and much more.

B&R Issue #366

DICK WATERMAN: Extensive interview with writer, critic, promoter and photographer by Art Shuna from 1999. Dick talked about Son House, Fred McDowell, Skip James, Junior Wells, Willie Brown, Mississippi John Hurt. Lots of unique photos.

ROOSEVELT SCOTT: Historic interview by Jim O’Neal with 1940s blues artist and Vocalion recording artist Roosevelt Scott.

GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s on the books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘From Spirituals To Gospel’

CASH BOX CLASSICS 1945 – 1947: New feature by Simon Evans on the rhythm and blues

MANCE LIPSCOMB JUNIOR: Tary Owen’s unique interview with Mance Lipscomb’s son.

PLUS: Jackson & Clarksdale 1974; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Blues Discography 3rd edition updates and corrections; Peter Moody, Keith Woods, Sonny Rhodes, Joe Simon; Blues Heaven Festival, Denmark, Son House, Dixie Cups, New York R&B, Lowell Fulson, letters, news.