B&R Issue #381

Blues & Gospel Insights – unique and detailed research by Bob Eagle on the recording and touring career of HOMESICK JAMES

The final instalment of Ray Templeton’s Good Readin’ Tonight features BLUES CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS PROCEEDINGS

Mike Stephenson interviews blues and southern soul singer CRYSTAL THOMAS

Part Six (and the final instalment) of WEST FLORIDA R&B – A photographic history by Ken Benedict, Steve Gronda and Chris Bentley.

Martin Hawkins previews Bear Family’s massive 20 CD MEMPHIS BLUES BOX

Blues Youngbloods features THE HART BROTHERS from Jackson, Mississippi by Mike Stephenson.

PLUS: Chris Smith’s Words, Words, Words; Carley Patton rarity found – twice; Anna Mae Winburn; Poretta Soul & Eastside Kings Festivals; Vicki Anderson; Taildragger: Lord Creator; Toussaint McCall; Larry Chance; More Chicago Downhome Rarities box set; Cecil Gant; Mr. Sipp; B.B. King; Big Joe Turner biography/discography

B&R Issue #380 – Sorry! Sold Out!

The Story of MARY DELOATCH aka MARILYN SCOTT – Gospel and R&B Recording Artist by Robert Ford and Chris Smith.

Chris Bentley previews Weinerworld’s third CHICAGO BLUES BOX SET of rare and unissued recordings.

Pre War bluesman CHARLIE PICKETT – another in Bob Eagle’s Blues & Gospel Insights series.

Part Five of WEST FLORIDA R&B – A photographic history by Ken Benedict, Steve Gronda and Chris Bentley.

John Cleary on HUEY SMITH’S Last New Orleans Show & His Legacy.

The Chicago Blues of JAZZ GILLUM – Guido van Rijn’s preview of his new biography & discography.

Blues Youngbloods EVAN NICOLE BELL by Mike Stephenson.

PLUS: Chicago Blues Festival 2023, Kingfish in London, Tina Turner, Otis Grand, Tony McPhee, Elder Jack Ward, Ray Agee, Black Gospel Ladies, Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson, James Brown, Frankie Ford, Herald Records Doo Wop, Mississippi Fred McDowell, John Lee Hooker, Stax Songwriter Demo’s plus all our usual features.