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What’s New in Issue 138

May 29, 2013 | Leave a comment

Why does Finnish ‘slide-queen’ Erja Lyytinen particularly like playing to English people? What new name for his band did Norman Beaker find on a Mindbenders album in 1967? Which overheard ‘phone call ‘outed’ Dana Dixon as a harp player? Which single does Alan Glen nominate as the top Chess release of all time? Why does […]

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What’s New in Issue 137

April 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Why does Steve Roux think leading a trio is like being of stage “…with your tackle out.”? Why did Billy Boy Miskimmin commute from Australia to London to play harmonica? Who destroyed Tommy Johnson’s new headstone? How did Paul Long manage to see four Joe Bonamassa concerts in a week? What happened when Norman Beaker […]

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What’s New in Issue 136

March 26, 2013 | Leave a comment

Why did Mike Sanchez grow “…a real Errol Flynn moustache…” when he was twenty one? What does Elvin Bishop remember about his first encounter with Newcastle Brown Ale in 1966? Why is Matt Schofield pleased that he can’t win the best guitarist award? How did Norman Beaker win a slot on the Lonnie Donegan Show? […]

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What’s New in Issue 135

February 27, 2013 | Leave a comment

Why could Maria Muldaur write an X-rated book? Why was a heat-warped guitar the new start for Martin Harley? How was a serious injury the making of Norman Beaker’s blues career? Why does Jo Harman think that sexual politics dominates the music business? When did a Shakespearean actor organise a memorial for a New Orleans […]

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What’s New in Issue 134

January 27, 2013 | Leave a comment

What does Mud Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters, think of extended guitar solos? Which twelve New Orleans tracks are ‘must plays’ at your own Mardi Gras Party? Why does Charlie Wood say that playing in Albert King’s band was like ‘boot camp’? What did Bill Sims Jnr. (of Heritage Blues Orchestra) think of Beyonce’s contribution […]

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What’s New in Issue 133

December 22, 2012 | Leave a comment

Which guitar solo reduces Irish bluesman Simon McBride to tears on stage? How did Blue Swamp front-man Mike Bowden come to have Blind Lemon Jefferson’s name written on his school satchel? Which cassette changed Blue Commotion vocalist Zoe Schwarz forever? Which twelve memories kept blues-webmaster Alan White warm this Christmas? Which Rolling Stones album does […]

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What’s New in Issue 132

November 27, 2012 | Leave a comment

After 50 years of playing blues, how does John Mayall say he wants to be remembered? How did a Bex Marshall song have her crying at her own wedding? Does Tom Attah believe that Robert Johnson really sold his soul to the Devil? Which is the most important instrument in the history of blues music? […]

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What’s New in Issue 131

October 28, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why does Ian Jennings say double bass is perfect for Lisa Mills’ music? What’s it like to have Alvin Youngblood Hart singing in your house? Which Delta Blues legend broke Tom McGuinness’ National guitar? Why did BB King call his guitar Lucille? Did Leadbelly really sing his way out of prison? How did an Allman […]

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What’s New in Issue 130

September 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Why does Kyla Brox think it’s the girls that get boys into music? Why did ‘Our Monica’ go all coy at Colne? Why do his band mates call Mick Ralphs ‘the missing link’? Why does Tom Attah think that even Lemon Jefferson’s music was shaped by technology? How do you decide which blues T-shirt to […]

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What’s New in Issue 129

August 29, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why did Larry McCray grow up thinking Jimi Hendrix was white? Which 60s superstar turned up to record with Sandi Thom wearing leather, feathers and blue nail varnish? Why does Hokie Joint say ‘Learn from our mistakes’ if you want to make a living from music? Why did ‘Texican’ blues band Los Lonely Boys think […]

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