History of British Blues

 

BritBlueArch-150x150Vintage British Blues Magazines

Here are a selection of vintage british blues magazines from the British Blues Archive.

 

British Blues Review - 18 Issues - Published in the UK April 1988 to March 1992

Issue 1 (April 88)  - Memphis Slim - Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 1) - Duster Bennett - The Blues - Gibson 1952 Les Paul Guitar

Issue 2 (June 88) - Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 2) - Bob Hall - Martin D28-E Guitar - Big Joe Duskin - Sunnyland Slim

Issue 3 (Aug 88) - Kenny Neal - Eric Clapton - Zoot Money - Brian Knight - Harmony Meteor Guitar

Issue 4 (Oct 88) - Eric Clapton - Yardbirds - Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 3) - Blues N'Trouble - Gumbo Blues - John Dummer - Ainsley Dunbar

Issue 5 (Dec 88) - Spencer Davis - Hokum Hotshots - Yardbirds - Cyril Davis - Manchester Blues - Bristol Country Blues

Issue 6 (Feb 89) - Junior Wells & Buddy Guy - Otis Grand - Joe Louis Walker - Bowing The Blues - Graham Bond - Johnny Mars

Issue 7 (April 89) - Tom McGuiness (Pt 1) - Joe Louis - Duffy Power - Pretty Things - Johnny Mars - Steve Rye

Issue 8 (June 89) - Tom McGuiness (Pt 2) - Shakey Vic - Dave Peabody - Victor Brox - Keith Warmington - Burnley Blues Fest

Issue 9 (Aug 89) - Mick Abrahams - Burnley Fest - Lucky Lopez - Downliners Sect

Issue 10 (Oct 89) - The Recording Scene - Little Charlie - Birmingham Fest - Devonair Fest

Issue 11 (Dec 89) - Cousin Joe Obit - The Recording Scene - Paul Lamb Band

Issue 12 (Feb 90) - Lowell Fulson - Sweet Home Chicago - Peter Jagger - Dane Gillespie - Albert Collins - Recording Scene

Issue 13 (April 90) - Louisiana Red - Recording Scene - Bob Pearce - Larry Johnson - Trip to America - Jazz FM - Ron Watts

Issue 14 (June 90) - Paul Oliver - Eric Bell - Roger Hubbard - Anson Funderburgh - Burnley Festival

Issue 15 (Aug 90) - Recording Scene - Lonnie Mack - Belfast's Jim Daly - Kevin Brown - Steve Griffith's Shuffle

Issue 16 (March 91) - Danny Gatton - Jo Ann Kelly - Paul Jones - Savoy Brown - Joe Louis Walker - Jesse Taylor

Issue 17 (May 91) - John Hammond - Jackie Flavelle - SE 13 Blues - Leon Redbone - Savoy Brown - Burnley Fest

Issue 18 (March 92) - Savoy Brown - Little Matthew - The Hamsters - Jon Hiseman - Pete Brown - Joe Louis Walker - Henry McCullough

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Blues Link (incorporating Blues World) - 6 Issues - Published in the UK October 1973 to July 1975

Copies supplied to the British Blues Archive by Alan Balfour, co-editor Blues Link Magazine. Thanks to Stefan Wirz for the scans of Blues Link magazines.

 

Issue 1 (Aug 73) - A Hodge Podge of Blues - Black Gospel Music - American Blues Legends '73 - The Dutch Blues Scene - Big Joe Williams in Holland - Reviews

Issue 2 (Oct/Nov 73) - The Memphis Jug Band on Record - Talkabout with Bob Groom - The Rise & Fall of The Leicester Blues Empire - Sidetrackin' - Kokomo Arnold - Memphis Minnie - Ragtime in the British Museum - Reviews

Issue 3 (Jan/Feb 74) - Chicago Blues Festival Interview - Talkabout with Bob Groom - Mariposa Folk Festival 73 - Travellin' Man - Obscure LPs - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 73 - Interview with Pete Lowry - Reviews

Issue 4 (April 74) - The Blues Shouters 1: Jimmy Witherspoon & Mercy Dee - Bluesing The Screen - Talkabout with Bob Groom  - Obscure LPs - Blues Forum - Concert Roundup - Sounds of the Seventies - Sounds Write 1 - Sidetrackin' - Reviews

Issue 5 (?) - The Songs of Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Carl Martin, Billy Bird and the Poor Boys - Mercy Dee (conclusion) - The Blues Shouters 2: Jimmy Rushing - Arthur Crudup 1905-1974 - Lightnin' Slim 1913-1974 - Johnny Young 1917-1974 - Concert Roundup - Talkabout with Bob Groom - "I Love The Lord"  Rev. Killens' Story - Reviews

Issue 6 (July 75) - John Jackson Interview - Still Putting A Spell On - The Stars of Faith in concert - Blues LPs - Reviews

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Here are a selection of vintage british blues magazines from Earlyblues.com

Copies supplied to Earlyblues.com by Max Haymes, editor Acoustic Blues Magazine.

 

 Acoustic Blues - 13 Issues - Published in the UK Autumn 1991 to Spring 1997

Acoustic Blues Vol. 1 - Jim's Acoustic Café, Colne R&B Festival - Blues from Rochdale

Acoustic Blues Vol. 2 - Dave Evans at the Wherehouse, Derby - An Appreciation of Steve Phillips

Acoustic Blues Vol. 3 - Burnley 4th National Blues Festival

Acoustic Blues Vol. 4 - Delta Blues Tour 1993 - Live Blues from the County Arms, Chingford

Acoustic Blues Vol. 5 - Blues Guitar with John Dixon

Acoustic Blues Vol. 6 - 'Bootleg Blues Festival' at Jim's Café, Colne - Max's Top 20 Blues

Acoustic Blues Vol. 7 - Gypsy Dave Smith Alive in Lancaster

Acoustic Blues Vol. 8 - Things Acoustic, 6th National Blues Festival, Burnley - Acoustic Blues Club in Hull

Acoustic Blues Vol. 9 - Colne R&B Festival 1994 - John Dixon's Guitar Workshop

Acoustic Blues Vol. 10 - Is There Life After 12 Bars of Blues?

Acoustic Blues Vol. 11 - Lonesome and Blue with Ray Stubbs - 7th Burnley National Blues Festival - coming soon

Acoustic Blues Vol. 12 - Blues at Jim's Acoustic Café '95, Colne

Acoustic Blues Vol. 13 - Acoustic Blues in Lancaster