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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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50 Years: The Rolling Stones

August 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Read all about a landmark Rolling Stones publication and find out how to be in to win it. Check out our Rolling Stones photo gallery too.

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What’s New in Issue 128

July 26, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why did Booker T Jones feel it was so important to play blues in the East Room of the White House? What does Jack Bruce think of Ringo Starr’s drumming? How did a lager advert first turn Tommy Allen on to the blues? Why did a broken leg turn out OK for Norman Beaker? Could […]

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What’s New in Issue 128

July 26, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why did Booker T Jones feel it was so important to play blues in the East Room of the White House? What does Jack Bruce think of Ringo Starr’s drumming? How did a lager advert first turn Tommy Allen on to the blues? Why did a broken leg turn out OK for Norman Beaker? Could […]

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What’s New in Issue 127

June 29, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why does Chantel McGregor say young guitar prodigies shouldn’t believe in their own hype? Why does Buddy Whittington describe Texas Blues as “…a country guy playing jazz”? Which 1967 European-Tour video inspired Vintage Trouble to bring their old school rhythm and blues to the UK? Which former poet-laureate writes about Colne for ‘First I Look […]

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