By David Whiteis
Magic Slim and the Teardrops emerged on the Chicago blues scene in the late 1960s and by the 1970s they were one of the hottest and hardest-working bands around. This tradition of raw, high-energy blues is still the trademark of Slim and the band today.
By Lee Hildebrand
Vocalist Bobby Jones has been through several phases in his long career, substituting first for Junior Wells with the Aces in Chicago and then becoming soul blues hitmaker Bobby Jonz in the Deep South, and ultimately playing nightclubs in Las Vegas. The 69-year-old vocalist is now finding a whole new audience with his new release.
By Scott M. Bock
After over 50 years in the music business Florida-based Joey Gilmore is finally stepping forward and taking control of his own destiny. Gilmore had worked as a sideman for some of the best, including Little Milton, Latimore, and Tyrone Davis.
By Alan Govenar
Texas Blues is one of the cornerstones of American music, with a sound as old, rich and varied as any regional style. Alan Govenar takes an expansive look at the music across the entire state in his latest book.
New releases by Eddie C. Campbell, Muddy Waters, Otis Taylor, and Buckwheat Zydeco.
Reissues from Snooks Eaglin, Buddy Guy, and Ray Charles.
Cover photo by Joseph A. Rosen