What’s New In Issue 88

April 1, 2009 in Editorial

This issue features interview with two artists who have new albums coming out. Veteran blues and Gospel singer, harmonica player, actor, radio presenter and musicologist Paul Jones has made his first solo album in thirty-seven years. In that time, he has been busy, notably touring with The Blues Band and The Manfreds. He has made many albums; one is a Gospel album with his wife Fiona whom he met when they were both in the stage production of Guys & Dolls. He came into Blues In Britain, en route to a gig in Tamworth with The Manfreds, to talk about the new album, Starting All Over Again. It has contributions from some very talented artists.

Aynsley Lister was about to set off on a tour of Europe with his new line up, so I interviewed him over the phone. His album Equilibrium was made over a period of time at Room With A View Studios. It is his first for the Manhaton label.

Ray Stubbs' Amazing One Man Band is aptly named. If you have seen him, you will have been impressed, not just by his extraordinary equipment but how good it sounds. Ray has written us an e-letter, which explains how it is done.

I keep getting asked when I will write up my trip on the Legendary Blues Cruise. The fact is I am so busy that I don’t know when I will have time do it. I am off to the Burnley Blues Festival for Easter. Come and introduce yourself, I can never remember names!

Fran Leslie

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Comments (2)


  1. eric ranzoni says:

    Hi Blues in Britain,
    I often purchase your magazine, being a full-time musician, mostly Blues.
    I’m particularly interested in this month’s issue because there should be your review of Mud Morganfield London’s gig at the Luminaire, as I’ve played the piano in his latest UK tour.
    The problem is that I used to buy Blues in Britain at the stores in Piccadilly Circus or Totteham Court ROad, which now have been both shut down…so where can I definitely find a copy now??

  2. BiB webmaster says:

    A friend of the magazine bought the current issue at HMV Oxford Street (Tottenham Court Road end) London W1 on Friday. It should be available from Ray’s Jazz Shop, which is now on the top floor of Foyles book shop in Charing Cross Road London W1.

    Any branch of Borders will order it for people and so will some independent record shops and places that sell computer magazines.

    The distributor is Worldwide Magazine Distribution Ltd (Unit 1, Griffin Business Park, Chelmsley Wood, in Birmingham) so any shop that gets mags from them would be able to order it.

    We will mail single copies for the cover price (no charge for postage) to any one who will send a cheque for £4.50 payable to ABACABE PUBLISHING. There’s a form on the Back Issues page which you can print out and use.

    However the cheapest way to get the magazine is to subscribe (at £45, that’s 12 copies for the price of 10) and it is mailed, so there is no travel cost.

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