BLIND ARVELLA GRAY: Great article by Cary Baker on the legendary Maxwell Street singer.
WILLIE BROWN: The first in Bob Eagle’s ‘Blues & Gospel Insights’ series.
HOWARD BIGGS: Another fine feature in Opal Louis Nations’ ‘Back Room Wizards’ series looking at R&B producers, songrwiters & arrangers.
GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton on the essential books you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘Gettin’ Creative With The Blues’.
JOHNNY SHINES: Rare photos of the great bluesman Johnny Shines by Bob Groom.
PLUS: Words, Words, Words by Chris Smith; Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Ernie Andrews, Milton Hopkins, Timmy Thomas, Pervis Spann, Willie Egan, Sam Cooke, Willie Mabon, Bo Diddley, Walter Brown.
GABRIEL BROWN: Great new research by Chris Smith on the classic East Coast bluesman
JIMMY WITHERSPOON INTERVIEW: Another interview from Neil Slaven’s Lost & Found Files of his unpublished interviews from the 1990s
GOOD READIN’ TONIGHT: Ray Templeton’s feature on the book you need for the complete blues library – this issue – ‘South Louisiana Part 2.’
THE GEMS: More rare Chicago Soul and R&B by Robert Pruter
CASH BOX CLASSICS: Simon Evans looks at what was in Cash Box magazine in 1948
WALTER DAVIS: Howard Rye reviews Guido van Rijn’s new book on the St. Louis Blues legend
COUNTRY JIM BLEDSOE: Great new research and research from the Specialty vaults John M. Shaw
PLUS: Chris’ Curiosities, The Blues Discography 3rd edition corrections/updates; Mike Stephenson’s Young Bluebloods; Howard Grimes, Sam Lay, Philip Paul, Morty Craft, jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson, Milage Gilbert, Deep Blues DVD, R&B Instrumentals, Larry McCray, Shakey Jake, Billy Boy Arnold and much more.