Welcome to Blues & Rhythm!

Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth is published 10 times a year. Each issue contains in-depth articles, ground breaking interviews, discographies, regular feature columns and all the latest blues news, CD, DVD and book reviews.

Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene.

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Still Available B&R #338

BARGAIN BIN BROWSING: Nineteen years on from the original research, Opal Louis Nations and Bob Bell have produce another major feature on Budget Blues, R&B and Gospel vinyl album from the US and this time from UK.

ROBERT JOHNSON: Second  part of Gayle Dean Wardlow’s series on ‘Searching For Robert Johnson’.

SHERRILL HOLLY INTERVIEW: Mike Stephenson interviews Jackson, Mississippi saxman about Trumpet Records and the Farsh Street music scene in he 1940s and 1950s.

OFF THE WALL: Great R&B and Soul gig posters from the collection of Dave Williams.

THE BLUES DISCOGRAPHY THIRD EDITION: Special feature by Phil Wight on the newly published third edition of the Blues Discography.

PLUS: Bill Sims, Jackie Shane, Izzy Young; Cedric Burnside, Rick Estrin & The Nitecats gigs;  Blues Unlimted Exhibition; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Henry Townsend & Roosevelt Sykes, Ivory Joe Hunter, Willie Dixon, Texas Hillbillies, Mahalia Jackson and many more.

Still Available B&R #337

CHRIS STRACHWITZ INTERVIEW: Part Two of Garth Cartwright’s interview with the Arhoolie Records boss. Chris talks about Mance Lipscomb; Lightnin’ Hopkins; Fred McDowell, Flaco Jimenez; Bukka White etc

GOSPEL QUARTETS: Ray Templeton ends his series on great gospel quartets with a look at the Fairfield Four, The Southern Sons, The Pilgrim Travelers and others.

LARRY DALE’S LOST RECORD: John Broven’s discographical research into a ‘missing’ Larry Dale 45rpm

ROBERT JOHNSON: First part of Gayle Dean Wardlow’s series on Searching For Robert Johnson’.

CALVIN BARRON: The sixth in Robert Pruter’s series on rare Chicago Soul Artists.

PLUS: Clydie King; Ace Cannon; Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Bloodest Saxophone; Cedric Burnside; Big Joe Turner; Big Jay McNeeley; Delbert McClinton.

Still Available B&R #336

CHRIS STRACHWITZ INTERVIEW: Part One of a major two part interview by Garth Cartwright with the Arhoolie Records boss. Fantastic blues, roots and record collecting music history.

GOSPEL QUARTETS: More classic gospel music history as Ray Templeton looks the Specialty recordings of Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers.

THE BOBBY REED STORY: Dave Williams tells the story of west coast bluesman and bandleader of The Right Kind who recorded for Galaxy Records.

RPM 45’s UPDATE: Victor Pearlin adds to his great research on 45rpm discs issued by the Bihari’s RPM label with the help of Ray Astbury and Dan Kochakian.

OSCAR WILSON: Mike Stephenson interview with the Cash Box Kings vocalist

PLUS: Elder Roma Wilson; Eddie C. Campbell, Jody Williams, Calvin Newborn, Tony Joe White, Gerard Homan; Blues Festival Reports;  Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD & Book Reviews including Joe Louis Walker, Floyd Dixon, Helen Humes, Prince Buster, Trojan Records 50th Anniversary.

Still Available B&R #335

THE SHELDON STUDIOS – Dietmar Rudolf’s extensive feature on the Sheldon Studios in Chicago. Jack Sheldon was responsible for engineering and mastering some of the great Chess blues and R&B hits and albums. Great piece of research.

GOSPEL QUARTETS: More gospel music history – Ray Templeton looks the legendary Five Blind Boys of Alabama and Five Blind Boys of Mississippi

B. B. KING’S GREATEST LIVE ALBUM: RARE BLUES RECORDS RESEARCH: Otis Grand examines in detail B. B. King’s ‘Blues Is King’ album cut in Chicago in 1966 – Otis says it was B.B.’s ‘greatest live album’.

WILLIE PARKER – FRANKIE NEWSOME; Robert Pruter’s latest instalment in his great series on rare and obscure Chicago soul artists.

PLUS: Otis Rush obituary by Neil Slaven; St. Louis DJ and R&B artist Gabriel;  Teddy Scott; Mississippi Blues Festival reports; More of Chris Bentley’s Curiosities; Chris Smith’s Words, Words; Words; Mike Stephenson’s Under The Radar; CD, DVD, & Book Reviews