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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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What’s New in Issue 126

May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who would the members of Hokie Joint want to play them in a movie of their life on the road? Why does Grainne Duffy say that you’ll only hear Irish influences in her music if you’re not Irish? Which UK harpist is “Well fit” according to a friend of ‘Our Monica’? Why does Florida’s J. […]

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What’s New in Issue 125

April 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who does Ian Siegal say should feature on commemorative British Blues Post Office stamps? Why does BBC Radio 4’s Count Arthur Strong say he’s ready to take over from Paul Jones? How did Southern songbird Lisa Mills first meet the blues in Alabama? What made Sugar Pie Desanto say her 1964 tour of the UK was ‘horrible’? […]

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What’s New in Issue 124

March 27, 2012 | Leave a comment

What happened when Etta James interrupted Earl Thomas’ afternoon nap? How did the Matt Taylor and Motives end up marooned in the middle of a lake in Holland? Why did Ry Cooder scream when he shook Hans Theessink’s hand? Why are Hokie Joint definitely going by boat next time they play in Holland? —

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