British Blues – Vintage British Blues Magazines

Vintage British Blues Magazines

Here are a selection of vintage British blues magazines.

Acoustic Blues – 13 Issues – Published in the UK Autumn 1991 to Spring 1997

Copies supplied to Earlyblues.com by Max Haymes, editor Acoustic Blues Magazine.

Acoustic Blues Vol. 1 – Jim’s Acoustic Café, Colne R&B Festival – Blues from Rochdale

Acoustic Blues Vol. 2 – Dave Evans at the Wherehouse, Derby – An Appreciation of Steve Phillips

Acoustic Blues Vol. 3 – Burnley 4th National Blues Festival

Acoustic Blues Vol. 4 – Delta Blues Tour 1993 – Live Blues from the County Arms, Chingford

Acoustic Blues Vol. 5 – Blues Guitar with John Dixon

Acoustic Blues Vol. 6 – ‘Bootleg Blues Festival’ at Jim’s Café, Colne – Max’s Top 20 Blues

Acoustic Blues Vol. 7 – Gypsy Dave Smith Alive in Lancaster

Acoustic Blues Vol. 8 – Things Acoustic, 6th National Blues Festival, Burnley – Acoustic Blues Club in Hull

Acoustic Blues Vol. 9 – Colne R&B Festival 1994 – John Dixon’s Guitar Workshop

Acoustic Blues Vol. 10 – Is There Life After 12 Bars of Blues?

Acoustic Blues Vol. 11 – Lonesome and Blue with Ray Stubbs – 7th Burnley National Blues Festival – original mislaid but still searching!

Acoustic Blues Vol. 12 – Blues at Jim’s Acoustic Café ’95, Colne

Acoustic Blues Vol. 13 – Acoustic Blues in Lancaster

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British Blues Review – 18 Issues – Published in the UK April 1988 to March 1992

Copies supplied by the British Blues Archive.

Issue 1 (April 88) – Memphis Slim – Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 1) – Duster Bennett – The Blues – Gibson 1952 Les Paul Guitar

Issue 2 (June 88) – Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 2) – Bob Hall – Martin D28-E Guitar – Big Joe Duskin – Sunnyland Slim

Issue 3 (Aug 88) – Kenny Neal – Eric Clapton – Zoot Money – Brian Knight – Harmony Meteor Guitar

Issue 4 (Oct 88) – Eric Clapton – Yardbirds – Jo Ann Kelly (Pt 3) – Blues N’Trouble – Gumbo Blues – John Dummer – Ainsley Dunbar

Issue 5 (Dec 88) – Spencer Davis – Hokum Hotshots – Yardbirds – Cyril Davis – Manchester Blues – Bristol Country Blues

Issue 6 (Feb 89) – Junior Wells & Buddy Guy – Otis Grand – Joe Louis Walker – Bowing The Blues – Graham Bond – Johnny Mars

Issue 7 (April 89) – Tom McGuiness (Pt 1) – Joe Louis – Duffy Power – Pretty Things – Johnny Mars – Steve Rye

Issue 8 (June 89) – Tom McGuiness (Pt 2) – Shakey Vic – Dave Peabody – Victor Brox – Keith Warmington – Burnley Blues Fest

Issue 9 (Aug 89) – Mick Abrahams – Burnley Fest – Lucky Lopez – Downliners Sect

Issue 10 (Oct 89) – The Recording Scene – Little Charlie – Birmingham Fest – Devonair Fest

Issue 11 (Dec 89) – Cousin Joe Obit – The Recording Scene – Paul Lamb Band

Issue 12 (Feb 90) – Lowell Fulson – Sweet Home Chicago – Peter Jagger – Dane Gillespie – Albert Collins – Recording Scene

Issue 13 (April 90) – Louisiana Red – Recording Scene – Bob Pearce – Larry Johnson – Trip to America – Jazz FM – Ron Watts

Issue 14 (June 90) – Paul Oliver – Eric Bell – Roger Hubbard – Anson Funderburgh – Burnley Festival

Issue 15 (Aug 90) – Recording Scene – Lonnie Mack – Belfast’s Jim Daly – Kevin Brown – Steve Griffith’s Shuffle

Issue 16 (March 91) – Danny Gatton – Jo Ann Kelly – Paul Jones – Savoy Brown – Joe Louis Walker – Jesse Taylor

Issue 17 (May 91) – John Hammond – Jackie Flavelle – SE 13 Blues – Leon Redbone – Savoy Brown – Burnley Fest

Issue 18 (March 92) – Savoy Brown – Little Matthew – The Hamsters – Jon Hiseman – Pete Brown – Joe Louis Walker – Henry McCullough

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Blues Link (incorporating Blues World) – 6 Issues – Published in the UK October 1973 to July 1975

Copies supplied by the British Blues Archive from Alan Balfour, co-editor Blues Link Magazine. Thanks to Stefan Wirz for the scans of Blues Link magazines.

Issue 1 (Aug 73) – A Hodge Podge of Blues – Black Gospel Music – American Blues Legends ’73 – The Dutch Blues Scene – Big Joe Williams in Holland – Reviews

Issue 2 (Oct/Nov 73) – The Memphis Jug Band on Record – Talkabout with Bob Groom – The Rise & Fall of The Leicester Blues Empire – Sidetrackin’ – Kokomo Arnold – Memphis Minnie – Ragtime in the British Museum – Reviews

Issue 3 (Jan/Feb 74) – Chicago Blues Festival Interview – Talkabout with Bob Groom – Mariposa Folk Festival 73 – Travellin’ Man – Obscure LPs – Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 73 – Interview with Pete Lowry – Reviews

Issue 4 (April 74) – The Blues Shouters 1: Jimmy Witherspoon & Mercy Dee – Bluesing The Screen – Talkabout with Bob Groom  – Obscure LPs – Blues Forum – Concert Roundup – Sounds of the Seventies – Sounds Write 1 – Sidetrackin’ – Reviews

Issue 5 (?) – The Songs of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Carl Martin, Billy Bird and the Poor Boys – Mercy Dee (conclusion) – The Blues Shouters 2: Jimmy Rushing – Arthur Crudup 1905-1974 – Lightnin’ Slim 1913-1974 – Johnny Young 1917-1974 – Concert Roundup – Talkabout with Bob Groom – “I Love The Lord”  Rev. Killens’ Story – Reviews

Issue 6 (July 75) – John Jackson Interview – Still Putting A Spell On – The Stars of Faith in concert – Blues LPs – Reviews

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