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Prices are for copies in Like New to New condition (stock copies; some may have slight storage wear, no other damage). Prices for used copies that are worn, torn or have address stickers or imprints  are listed in parentheses. Copies from the 1970s may have rusted staples and pages that are yellowed from aging.. Issues #1 through #56 were published in Chicago; issues #57 to date published by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

 

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Issue No., Year, Contents

LB #1, Spring 1970. This a 2004 reprint of the first issue. All other issues are the original printings. 

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LB #1, Spring 1970 (2004 reprint), Cover: Howlin' Wolf photo by Les Blank.  Features: Howlin' Wolf interview; Remembering Magic Sam; The Blues and the Church: Revolt and Resignation by Paul Garon; Uncle Sam Gonna Take Me Away: The Draft in Blues Lyrics. Plus reviews, news and ads (Chess, Imperial, Biograph, Delmark and Avalon Productions). 40 pages.    $12.95  (Occasionally I have copies of the original 1970 issue for sale. Offers invited.)

LB #2, Summer 1970. Cover photo: Robert Pete Williams, from the 1970 Wisconsin Delta Blues Festival. Articles: Live Chicago Blues (list of acts playing in the blues bars), Buddy Guy interview, Uncle Sam Gonna Take Me Away part 2 (the military draft in blues lyrics), Wisconsin Delta Blues Festival photos (Son House, Fred McDowell, Robert Wilkins, Johnny Shines, Furry Lewis, J.B. Hutto, et al.), Remembering Lonnie Johnson (written by Brownie McGhee), Robert Pete Williams: An Appreciation, Kid Thomas (Lou Thomas Watts/Tommy Louis) obituary, news, ads and reviews (LPs, 45s and books, including Story of the Blues). 36 pages. (Copy has a small area of corner damage: $15.95)    

LB #3, Autumn 1970. Cover photo: Washboard Willie at the 1970 Detroit Blues Festival. Articles: Detroit Blues by Bruce Iglauer; Bobo Jenkins Interview by Bruce Iglauer, Jim O'Neal & Nigel Watson; If the Blues Was Reefers (drug references in blues lyrics) by Paul Garon; Sam Myers in Jackson by Jim and Amy O'Neal; Basic Blues Piano Techniques by Erwin Helfer; St. Louis Blues (Teddy Darby) by Leroy Pierson; Ann Arbor Blues Festival photos (Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter with Luther Allison & George Smith, Otis Rush, Junior Parker, et al); Chicago Blues: list of who was playing in the clubs in 1970 -- Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Otis Rush, Fenton Robinson, J.B. Hutto, Willie Johnson, Sunnyland Slim, Dusty Brown, and lots more . . . those were the days! Plus Mighty Joe Young Discography, Pete Welding letter, news, ads, and LP, 45 and book views. 38 pages. Excellent condition, minor wear, $15.95                                                                    

LB #4, WInter 1970-71. Cover: Bobby Blue Bland. Articles: Bobby Bland! Onstage and Backstage, Hound Dog Taylor interview, Basic Blues Piano Techniques: Cripple Clarence Lofton (with transcription of I Don’t Know by Erwin Helfer), Honeyboy Edwards Interview, Live Chicago Blues (list of clubs and artists performing at each venue recently), The Other Chicago Blues: Olin Hughes, Blues News, BoBo Jenkins interview (continued from LB 3), LP reviews, 45 reviews, Book Reviews, News from Our Readers, and ads. 38 pages. $15.95. [Availability varies; please inquire if interested.]

​LB #5, Summer 1971, Cover:: Lowell Fulson. Features: Part 1 of interview with Lowell Fulson; Reconstructing Robert Johnson: drawings by police artist and by an artist friend of Johnny Shines, based descriptions of Johnson’s appearance by Sunnyland Slim, Floyd Jones, Eddie Taylor and Shines (this was years before any photos of Johnson had been published); Robert Johnson: Perpetuation of a Myth, by Paul Garon (placing Johnson in context as not necessarily the greatest or most influential bluesman of all time as some claim);  Skip James (by Peter Guralnick), Pepper's Lounge: New Home of the Blues, King Biscuit Time 1971 (first article on the radio show and DJ Sonny Payne), Willie Moore (Piedmont bluesman in Albany NY, by Kip Lornell), Florida Blues: Elijah Etham. Plus news, letters, LP and 45 reviews, and ads.  48 pages. $15.95 [Availability varies; please inquire if interested.]

                                                                    

6 (1971) Snooky Pryor, Cadillac Baby, Lowell Fulson Pt 2, African Influence & The Blues                                      $15.95                                                                                    

7 (1971-72) Little Walter-Louis Myers int., Frank Frost, Peetie Wheatstraw, Jr Parker, Koko Taylor                     NA                                                                                          

8 (1972) Jimmy Dawkins, Harmonica Frank,  Gary Davis, Matt Murphy, Big Ike Darby, Jim Bracken                  NA                                                                                          

9 (1972) Eddy Clearwater, Roosevelt Sykes, Atomic-H, Fred McDowell, Guitar Pete Franklin                              $15.95                                                                                    

10 (1972) Big Joe Turner, Africa & Blues, Shakey Jake, Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz estival, Chick Willis                NA                                                                                          

11 (1972-73) T-Bone Walker Interview Pt 1, Willie Nix, Chicago Blues Club Guide, Joe Willie Wilkins                   NA                                                                                          

12 (1973) Robert Lockwood, T-Bone Walker pt 2, Chicago Blues Labels, Johnnie Jones, Johnny Mars              NA                                                                                          

13 (1973) Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Papa Lightfoot, Louisiana Record Labels, Magic Sam                       NA                                                                                          

14 (1973) Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison, Phillip Walker, Peg Leg Howell, Memphis Minnie, Ann Arbor            $15.95                                                                                    

15 (1973) Albert Collins, Louisiana Red, Robert Jeffery, Mr. Bo, Regal Theater, KC Douglas                                 NA                                                                          

16 (1974) Jody Williams, Arthur Crudup, Al Smith, Dave Alexander, Larry Johnson, Blind Blake Higgs             NA                                                                                          

17 (1974) Little Esther Phillips, Houston Stackhouse, Johnny Young, Theresa's Lounge, Little Beaver             $15.95                                                                                    

18 (1974) Little Milton, John Lee, Charles Walker, Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, Hacksaw Harney              NA                                                                                          

19 (1974) Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie 1943, Tommy Tucker, Cousin Joe, Easy Baby session             $15.95                                                                                    

20 (1975) Thomas A. Dorsey, Little Johnny Taylor, Louis Jordan, Mack Simmons, Jesse Fuller                           NA                                                                                          

21 (1975) Jimmy Reed Interview, DeFord Bailey, T-Bone Walker, Rubin Lacy, Bay Area Blues Clubs                NA                                                                                          

22 (1975) Johnny Shines, Luther Huff, Billy Branch/New Generation Chi., Maxwell St, LC Robinson                    NA                                                                                          

23 (1975) Floyd Dixon, Ironing Board Sam, Johnny B Moore/New Generation, Johnny Shines Pt 2                    $15.95                                                                                    

24 (1975) Latimore Interview, Cal Green, Arbee Stidham, JB Long, Work Lyrics, KC Douglas                             $12.95

25 (1976) Ted Taylor, Surrealism & Blues, Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Jesse Fuller, Jas. Kinds                $15.95

26 (1976) Professor Longhair, Andrew Brown, Harmon Ray, Buster Brown, Mance Lipscomb                           (minor cover wear, seam split $15.95)

27 (1976) Charles Brown, Roy Ames/Houston Blues, Apollo Theater, Tarter & Gay, Freddie Dixon                   $15.95      

28 (1976) Otis Rush interview, Roy Ames' Houston Blues Chronicle Part 2, Lil' Son Jackson                              $15.95 (addressed, cover wear $12.95)                

29 (1976) Rufus Thomas, Wade Walton, JB Long, Jimmy Reed, Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon column              (cover torn, partial spine split $12.95)  

30 (1976) J.B. Hutto, Chess/All Platinum, Lead Belly, St. Louis Blues, Willie Dixon, Blind Joe Hill                     $9.95 (cover stained, torn $7.95)

31 (1977) Son House interview, Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Floyd Council, Willie Trice, Boogie Jake                    NA                                                                                          

32 (1977) Arkansas Blues, Larry Davis, CeDell Davis, Champion Jack Dupree, Ted Taylor, Bukka White         (addressed $12.95)                

33 (1977) Jimmy Witherspoon, Sleepy John Estes, Willie Dixon colun, Baby Boy Warren, Lee Jackson             $12.95 (addressed $11.95, cover stained $9.95)

34 (1977) Bob Geddins, Willie Dixon column, Judge Riley, George Barnes, Ethel Waters, Lee Jackson pt2       (cover stained $12.95)

35 (1977) Fats Domino, Eddie Boyd interview, Dave Bartholomew, Alex Moore, Driftin' Slim, Jim Wynn             $15.95 (addressed  $14.95)

36 (1977) New Generation Of Chicago Blues in Berlin, Eddie Boyd Pt 2, St Louis Jimmy,  Willie Dixon                 $7.95

37 (1978) Big & Little Smokey Smothers, John Jackson, Roy Gaines, Eddie Boyd pt 3, Teaching the Blues     NA                                                                                          

38 (1978) Earl King int pt 1, Cincinnati Blues History, Juke Boy Bonner, Sunnyland Charles, Quinn Wilson      $15.95                                                                                    

39 (1978) Bobby Bland, Earl King pt 2, Al Benson, Blues Booking Guide: Agents, Managers, Perfomers           NA                                                                                          

40 (1978) Index to LB 1-24, reprints of Little Walter, Albert Collins, Joe Willie Wilkins, Frank Frost                       NA                                                                                          

41 (1978) Sonny Rhodes, Willie Dixon, Jimmie Bell, Blues Booking Guide, Blues Festival en Mexico                (addressed, small seam split $12.95)   

42 (1979) Mojo Buford, Joe Willie Wilkins, Sonny Rhodes pt 2, Blues Club Guide, Sonny Rodgers               $12.95 (addressed $11.95, cover torn $9.95)     

43 (1979) Willie Nix, Eugene Powell, Carl Martin, Joe Beard, Sidney Blue, Robert McCoy, Roy Montrell          $7.95 (cover wrinkled $6.95; cover wrinkled, stained $5.95)

44 (1979) John Lee Hooker, Lucille Bogan, Blue Smitty, Gus Cannon, Blues Radio Guide, Elmore Morris         NA                                                                                          

45/46 (1980) Billy The Kid Emerson, Jackie Brenston, Boyd Gilmore, J. Mayo Williams, Amos Milburn            $12.95 (addressed $11.95;  cover wrinkled $9.95)     

47 (1980) Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Heartsman, Arvella Gray, Uncle Homer Walker, Pat Hare, Boy Blue          $7.95       

48 (1980) Record Review Issue, Blues Radio Guide, Willie Guy Rainey, itineraries, blues news                        $5.95 (addressed $4.95)                        

49 (1980-81) Rosco Gordon. Willie Dixon column, 1st Handy Awards, Johnnie Morisette, OV Wright      $7.95 ( addressed, cover torn $5.95, torn; wrinkled $5.95)

50 (1981) Percy Mayfield, Tampa Red, Robt Pete Williams, Garfield Akers, Joe Callicott,  Hot Shot Love        $7.95                                                                                      

51 (1981) Kentucky Blues, Louisville jug bands, Chick Willis, B.B. King at Parchman, Delta Fish Market           (addressed $7.95)                  

52 (1982) Johnny Copeland,  Kentucky Bls, Sylvester Weaver, Walter Horton, Helen Humes, Roy Brown         $9.95                      

53 (1982) Z.Z. Hill, Robert Johnson (Peter Guralnick), Lightnin' Hopkins, Tommy Tucker, DeFord Bailey          $9.95 (addressed $8.95)        

54 (1982) Etta James, Bobby Robinson/Elmore James, Paul Oliver, Polka Dot Slim, Jerry McCain letter         $7.95                                                                                      

55 (1982-83) Big Bill Broonzy, Yannick Bruynoghe's 1950s Chicago blues photos of Wolf, Muddy & more    $12.95 (cover wrinkled, worn $9.95)        

56 (1983) Pee Wee Crayton, Cincinnati Blues, Lazy Bill Lucas, Sam Chatmon, John Lee Granderson              $7.95 (water-damaged, wrinkled, stained, worn $3.95)           

57 (1983) Delta Blues Fest bios, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Houston Stackhouse, Sam Chatmon          $7.95                      

58 (1983) Floyd Jones pt 1, George Harmonica Smith, Larry Darnell, Bobby King, WC Handy Awards               $7.95                                                                                      

59 (1984) Floyd Jones pt 2,  Z.Z. Hill, Jimmy Nolen, Tiny Powell, Andrew McMahon, Alexis Korner                       $9.95

60/61 (1984) Record Review Issue, Percy Mayfield, Count Basie, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Liggins               $5.95 (cover worn $4.95)      

62 (1984) Jimmy McCracklin, Oakland, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Hammie Nixon, 1st Chicago Blues Fest          $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                        

63 (1985) East Coast Bls, Cephas & Wiggins, John Jackson, Archie Edwards, Big Chief Ellis, Bobo Jenkins   $7.95                                                      

64 (1985) Muddy Waters interview, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Littlejohn, Alberta Hunter, Viola Wells           $19.95 (addressed $17.95; minor cover wear $17.95)   

65 (1985) Blues Radio Guide, Pervis Spann interview (WVON, Chicago), Jack L Cooper (first black DJ)             (addressed $7.95; price sticker on cover $7.95)                     

66 (1985) Record Review Issue, Crossroads movie photos, Playboy Venson, Robert Shaw, Eddie Lang           NA                                                                                          

67 (1986) Lillian McMurry interview (Trumpet Records), Piano Red, Pee Wee Crayton, Willie Mabon                  NA                                                                                          

68 (1986) BB King interview, Andrew Brown, Lloyd Glenn, LC Green, the 2 Guitar Gables, Blues Archive        $5.95 (minor cover wear $4.95)

69 (1986) H-Bomb Ferguson, Doc Pomus on Big Joe Turner, Robert Johnson, McKinley Mitchell                      $7.95 (addressed $5.95; cover & spine worn, creased $4.95)

70 (1986) Fenton Robinson, John R. of WLAC, Blues in South Africa, Chicago Blues Report, Sonny Terry       $9.95 (addressed $8.95)        

71 (1986) 1st King Biscuit Blues Festival program supplement/bios, KFFA radio, Fenton Robinson pt 2           NA                                                                                          

72 (1986) Guitar Slim, Huey "Piano" Smith, Eddie Taylor, Clarence Garlow, Monk Higgins, Handys                    $9.95 (minor over wear $8.95; addressed, cover damaged $7.95)

73 (1987) Robert Cray interview pt 1, Antone's, Son Thomas, Delta Blues Fest, Chicago Guide, Handys          $7.95 (cover worn $5.95)                      

74 (1987) Katie Webster, Magic Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Cray Pt 2, Middle Walter, Chicago            $7.95                                                                                      

75 (1987) Big Daddy Kinsey, Katie Webster pt 2, Chunky R&B Festival bios: B.B. Coleman, Lonnie Mack)      (addressed $7.95; price sticker, minor wear $6.95)

76 (1987) James Cotton interview, Blues Had a Baby (rock cover versions), Chicago/Mississippi editorial      NA                                                                                          

77 (1987) Bo Diddley, Mercy Dee Walton, Ray "Killer" Allison, New Orleans segregation laws & music            $9.95                                                                                      

78 (1987) Record Review Index (all LPs & 45s, LB 1-77), Long Gone Miles, Sonny Lane, Blues LP Covers       (cover worn, creased $7.95)                  

79 (1988) Yank Rachell, Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, Clifton Chenier, Ted Taylor, Robert Garrett           $7.95      

80 (1988) BB King interview, Los Angeles blues scene, Wild Women Don't Have Blues pt2, Memphis Slim      NA                                                                                          

81 (1988) Willie Dixon interview pt 1, Wild Women Don't Have the Blues pt 3, Lead Belly, Baby Doo                    (cover worn $9.95)                

82 (1988)  Early Wright (Clarksdale DJ), Willie Dixon pt 2, Cleanhead Vinson, Jerome Owens, Jim Brewer      $9.95 (addressed $8.95)        

83 (1988) Johnny Copeland, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alex Moore, Al Braggs, Fred Below, Evelyn Johnson      $9.95 (addressed $8.95)          

84 (1989) Bobby Rush interview, Malaco Records, Son House, WC Handy Awards, Mance Lipscomb               $9.95                                                                                      

85 (1989) Sam Myers interview, Candy Green, Mr Jelly Belly, Ladies Choice Band, Buddy Folks, Bill Harris    NA                                                                                          

86 (1989) Gatemouth Moore, Blues & the Church, Flora Molton, Black Swan Records, Rev. Gary Davis           (addressed $9.95)                  

87 (1989) Joe Louis Walker, Hip Linkchain, Tiny Grimes, Ike Darby, Willie Williams, Odie Payne, Dr Jo Jo        (addressed $9.95)                  

88 (1989) Hubert Sumlin, Chess Records part 1, Good Rockin' Charles, Ali Farka Toure                                       (addressed $12.95)                

89 (1989) Zuzu Bollin, Chess pt 2, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Charlie Booker, Sonny Thompson, Bull Moose      (addressed $11.95)                

90 (1989) Elders & New Generation, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Shines, Vasti Jackson, Guitar Slim Jr, Lil' Ed     (addressed $12.95)                

91 (1990) Tabby Thomas, Kenny Neal, Raful Neal, Chris Thomas, Troy Turner, Baton Rouge Blues                  $12.95 (addressed  $11.95)   

92 (1990) Ruth Brown, Houston R&B photos, United/States Records pt 1, Joe Houston, Bobby Parker            (addressed $9.95)                  

93 (1990) Jeannie Cheatham, Witherspoon, McShann, Big Jay McNeely, Basie, United & States labels 2        (addressed, cover creased $9.95)         

94 (1990) Death of Robert Johnson, alleged burial & crossroads sites: Stevie Ray Vaughan, L. Pitchford        $12.95 (addressed  $11.95)   

95 (1990) Lil' Ed Williams, Guitar Shorty, Vaan Shaw, Sam Lawhorn, Zuzu Bollin, United & States pt 3                (addressed $12.95)                

96 (1991) Blues drums, Fred Below, Odie Payne, Casey Jones, Sam Carr, Sam Lay, Francis Clay, SP Leary       $12.95 (addressed  $11.95)

97 (1991) Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Jack Dupree, Byther Smith, DJ Sonny Payne, Mose Vinson            (addressed $12.95)                               

98 (1991) Zydeco, Rockin' Dopsie, Chubby Carrier, CJ Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Paul Gayten, Willie Dixon         $12.95 (addressed  $11.95)   

99 (1991) Blues Harp history, Dr. Ross, Muddy Waters' Harp Players, Willie Smith, Bob Margolin   (addressed, small tear on back $12.95)                

100 (1991) Mississippi Blues issue, Booba Barnes, Jr Kimbrough, Big Jack Johnson, Fife & Drum Bands          $12.95 (minor wear $11.95; addressed $11.95)                   

101 (1992) Denise LaSalle, Doc Pomus on Andrew Tibbs, Albert Macon, Willie Nix, Cadillac Baby, KC Red      $7.95 (addressed $6.95)

102 (1992) Sonny Rhodes interview, Holmes Brothers, Johnny B. Moore, Texas DJ Tommy Lee Griffin            $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                                      

103 (1992) Cash McCall, Bentonia Blues pt 1: Skip James, Tribute to Willie Dixon, Champion Jack Dupree      $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                        

104 (1992) Drink Small,  Slide Guitar pt 1, Bentonia Blues pt 2, Honeyboy Edwards/Tommy McClennan             $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                        

105 (1992) Tyrone Davis, Big Moose Walker, Slide Guitar pt 2, Tribute to Johnny Shines, Left Hand Frank          $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                        

106 (1992) Robert Ward, Big Mama Thornton, Phila. Jerry Ricks, Willie Foster, Boogie Woogie Red                      $7.95                                                      

107 (1993) Gatemouth Brown, Lester Davenport, North Carolina Blues Pt 1, Etta Baker,  John D Holeman        $7.95                                                                      

108 (1993) Willie Kent, Jimmy Dawkins, N.C. Blues Pt 2, Traveling Minstrel Shows, Tribute to Albert King         $7.95 (addressed $6.95)                           

109 (1993) Big Bad Smitty, Sir Mack Rice, John William Hurt, Wayne Bennett, John Weston, tent shows           $7.95      

110 (1993) Koko Taylor, Lovie Lee, Vance Kelly, LV Banks, Helena Arkansas historic photos (Ivey Gladin)     $9.95                                                                                      

111 (1993) Eddie Kirkland, Blues Boy Willie, Son Thomas, No More Maxwell St.?, Dr Ross, Luther Tucker       $7.95 (cover worn $6.95)                      

112 (1993) Buddy Guy, Little Smokey Smothers, Lefty Dizz, Bob Koester photos, Big Smokey Smothers        $9.95                                                                                      

113 (1994) Jerry McCain, Billy Boy Arnold, Neal Pattman, Albert Collins, Billy Gayles, Thomas A. Dorsey       $7.95                                                                                      

114 (1994) Little Milton, Sacramento Blues Pt 1, Albert Collins, BluEsoterica, Buddy Scott, Jack Reynolds     $7.95                                                                                      

115 (1994) Lowell Fulson, Wild Jimmy Spruill, Monroe Moe Jackson, Silas Hogan, Omar Sharriff, Creach      $7.95                                                                                       

116 (1994) Long John Hunter, Carol Fran, Clarence Hollimon, Vernon Garrett, Dr Hepcat, Highway 61            $7.95                                                                                      

117 (1994) R.L. Burnside, Fruteland Jackson, Buster Benton, Brewer Phillips, Larry Davis, Tail Dragger        $7.95                                                                                      

118 (1994) Charles Brown, John Brim, Hadda Brooks, Johnny Heartsman, Skip James, John Delafose          $7.95                                                                      

119 (1995) Junior Wells interview, Brewer Phillips pt 2, Bonnie Lee, Louis Myers, Eddie Boyd, Lee Allen         $7.95                                                                                      

120 (1995) Michael Hill, Larry McCray, Lonnie Shields, Billy Branch, Vasti Jackson, Deborah Coleman           $7.95                                                                                      

121 (1995) Robert Lockwood interview, Sunnyland Slim, Henry Qualls, Lee Shot Williams, 5-4 Ballroom         $7.95                                                                                      

122 (1995) Lynn White, Syl Johnson, Mighty Sam, Dorothy Moore, Soul Blues, Lonesome Sundown                 $7.95                                                                                      

123 (1995) Snooky Pryor int., Aron Burton, Floyd McDaniel, Tre Hardiman, Mary Lane, Eddie Hinton               $7.95                                                                                      

124 (1995) A.C. Reed, Eddie Shaw, Willie Johnson, Jody Williams, Dave Clark, Memphis Minnie, Mr. Bo         $7.95                                                                                      

125 (1996) Luther Allison interview, Magic Sam, Lavelle White, James Peterson, Memphis Minnie                    $7.95                                                                                      

126 (1996) Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Archie Edwards, Saunders King, Pete Welding, Benton       $7.95                                                                      

127 (1996) Eddy Clearwater, Brownie McGhee, Rev. Robert Wilkins, Uncle Johnny Williams, Piano C Red     $7.95                                                                                      

128 (1996) Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Snooks Eaglin, Mem Shannon, Johnny Guitar Watson, JD Miller   NA                                                                                       

129 (1996) Satan & Adam, Big Al Dupree, RL Griffin, Ernie Johnson, Detroit Junior, Midnight Cowboy             $7.95                                                                                      

130 (1996) Smokey Wilson, Lacy Gibson, Little Bobby Neely, Jessie Hill, Grey Ghost, Otha Turner, Zydeco   $7.95                                                                                        

131 (1997) Houston: Walter Price, Phillip Walker, Trudy Lynn, Clarence Green, Texas Johnny Brown               $7.95                                                                                      

132 (1997) Mississippi: Big Jack Johnson, Super Chikan, Robert Walker, Paul Wine Jones, Booba Barnes     $7.95                                                                                      

133 (1997) John Lee Hooker, J.J. Malone, Deitra Farr, Rockie Charles, LaVern Baker, Richard Berry               $7.95                                                                                      

134 (1997) Marvin Sease, Lost American Bluesmen, Big Mojo Elem, Ralph Bass, Mrs . Z. L. Hill (Riverside)   $7.95                                                                                      

135 (1997) Jimmy Rogers, Ann Peebles, Carl Weathersby, Bumble Bee Slim, Johnny Copeland, Lovie Lee    $7.95                                                                                      

136 (1997) Magic Slim, Peggy Scott-Adams, Elga Edmonds, Luther Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. Gaddy     $7.95                                                                                      

137 (1998) Music Maker, Little Pink Anderson, Frank Edwards, Cootie Stark, Jack Owens, Andre Williams     $7.95                                                                                      

138 (1998) Boozoo Chavis, Lonnie Brooks, Teddy Reynolds, Jr Wells, Jimmy Rogers, Fenton Robinson          $7.95                                                                                      

139 (1998) Billy Branch, Fresno Blues, Bobby Patterson, D.C. & Selby Minner, Jr Wells, Jr Kimbrough             $7.95                      

140 (1998) Houston Blues, Joe Hughes, Calvin Owens, Conrad Johnson, Henry Hayes, Zydeco Beat                 $7.95

141 (1998) Walter Wolfman Washington, Freddie Roulette, Sacred Steel Guitar, Lew Chudd, Red Tyler               $3.95

142 (1998) Otis Rush, Dave Myers, Luther "Guitar Jr" Johnson, Johnny Adams, Golden Wheeler                         $5.95

143 (1999) Larry Garner, Sandra Hall, Arthur Adams, Jimmy T-99 Nelson, Robert Johnson Estate Case           $3.95

144 (1999) Othar Turner, Abu Talib, Easy Baby, Eddie Snow, Charles Brown, Albert Washington                          $9.95

145 (1999) Cephas & Wiggins, Larry Johnson, Guy Davis, Lowell Fulson, Lonnie Pitchford, Lil. McMurry            $7.95

146 (1999) Johnnie Bassett, Mable John, Mighty Joe Young, Peppermint Harris, Joe Williams, J. Sellers            $5.95

147 (1999) Lloyd Price: Mr. Personality, Chick Willis: Stoop Down, Eb Davis, Bob Kirkpatrick (Dallas)                 $7.95

148 (1999) Deborah Coleman, Roy Gaines, Barbara Lynn, Katie Webster, Grace Brim, Brewer Phillips              $3.95

149 (2000) Kansas City blues, Jay McShann, Claude Williams, Little Hatch, Roy Searcy, Sonny Kenner            $7.95

150 (2000) Taj Mahal, Robt Johnson, Jay McShann Pt 2, Frank Frost, Big Moose Walker, Sugarcane                  $3.95

151 (2000) Joe Louis Walker, Gene Barge, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, King Ernest, Wade Walton                            $3.95                                                      

152 (2000) Sherman Robertson, James Armstrong, Rev. J.M. Gates, Jr Kimbrough Juke Joint Photos             $3.95                                                                                      

153 (2000) Son Seals, Ernie K-Doe, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Cotton, Living Blues' First Issue                                   $5.95                                                                      

154 (2000) Willie Cobbs, Willie King, Mel Brown, Mickey Baker, Saunders King,  Johnny Morisette                     $5.95                                                                                      

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195 (2008) Mannish Boys, Elmore James Jr, Ike Turner                                                                                                       $9.95

196 (2008) Chicago Blues Today, Buddy Guy, Billy Boy Arnold                                                                                          $4.95

197 (2008) Carolina Chocolate Drops, Presidential Q&A                                                                                                      $4.95

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199 (2009) Memphis Gold Sam Chatmon, Roy C. Ernie Johnson                                                                                        $4.95

200 (2009) BB King Band (profiles of members), Robert Ward, Snooks Eaglin, Michael Roach, Pete Mayes        $9.95

LB #201, June 2009. Cover feature: Magic Slim. Articles: Joey Gilmore, Bobby Jones, Cyril Neville, Karen Carroll, Southern Soul Radio, Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. Obits: Eddie Bo, John Cephas, Mel Brown. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95.

LB #202, August 2009. Cover feature: Lil’ Ed Williams. Articles: Ruthie Foster, Lonnie Shields, Henry Gray, Vasti Jackson, Remembering Koko Taylor, Excerpt from Bill Ferris book “Give My Poor Heart Ease” (Wade Walton, Lee Kizart, Clarksdale, Parchman Penitentiary, et al). Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $4.95.

LB #203, October 2009: Articles: Birmingham, Alabama -- Magic City Blues (Adolphus Bell, Poonanny, Dr. G. B. Burt, Roscoe Robinson, Gip’s Place), Shirley Johnson, Census findings on Robert Johnson. Plus reviews, news (Wardell Quezergue, Jus' Blues Awards), ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $9.95.

LB #204, December 2009: Cover photo: Chick Willis. Articles: Chick Willis, Matthew Robinson, Johnny Mars, Arthur Adams, Geoff Muldaur, Light on the South Side (1970s Chicago blues club photos). Obituaries: Sam Carr, Jesse Fortune, Freddie Robinson, Easy Baby, Wesley Jefferson, Nick Holt et al. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 72 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica discount price $3.95.

LB #205, February 2010. Cover photo: John Primer. Articles: John Primer, Ms. Jody, John Ward (Ecko Records), Living Blues: The 1970s (retrospective of Living Blues' first decade), French Connection: Marcelle Morgantini and MCM Records, Marquise Knox, Eric Bibb, Billy Branch. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 88 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica discount price $3.95.

LB #206, April 2010. Cover photo: Corey Harris. Articles: Corey Harris, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Living Blues: The 1980s, Bo Carter, Alabama Mike, Lightnin’ Hopkins (by Alan Govenar), Luther Dickinson, Blues Festival Guide. Obits: Lil Dave Thompson, Arnold Caplin (Biograph Records), Willie Mitchell, Bill Willis, Wilroy Sanders et al. Plus reviews, news (incl. Bobby Bland, Honeyboy Edwards), ads, and Radio Charts. 88 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #207, June 2010. Cover photo: Little Sonny. Articles: Little Sonny: Detroit's Harmonica King (including historic Detroit blues photos), Harrison Kennedy (of Chairmen of the Board),  Living Blues: The 1990s, Littlejohn’s Grill (Clemson, S.C., chittlin circuit club), Bobby Parker, Atlanta Chicken Raid. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica discount price $3.95.

LB #208, August 2010. 40th Anniversary retrospective, catching up on artists who were featured on the cover of Living Blues in years past: Long John Hunter, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Eddie Kirkland, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Dawkins, James Cotton, Jimmy Johnson, Denise LaSalle, Mojo Buford, Etta James, Drink Small, and Sonny Rhodes. Obituaries: Calvin Leavy, Rockie Charles, Marva Wright, Harvey Fuqua, Roy Carrier, Clayton Love et al. Other articles & news items on Johnny B. Gayden, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, the Johnny Winter marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail; reviews, poll winners, et al. 88 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #209, October 2010. Cover story: Robert Cray “Still Cookin’,”  Daddy Mack Orr, Hosea Hargrave, K.M. Williams, In Search of Charley Patton, Charlie Whitehead, Sharrie Williams, Ms. Nikki. Obits: Phillip Walker, Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, Abe Young.  Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica discount price $3.95.

LB #210, December 2010. Natchez Blues issue with articles on Natchez history, Elmore Williams, Hezekiah Early, Lil’ Poochie, YZ Ealey, Jimmy Anderson, Gray Montgomery, Robert Cage, Scott Dunbar. Cover photo: Lil' Poochie at Rosalie Mansion, Natchez (one of a number of sepia tintype photos by Bill Steber in this issue). Also: Jimmi Mayes, Honey Blo (blues/funk bagpipes player). Obituaries: Solomon Burke, Foster “Tater” Wiley, Reggie Boyd, King Coleman. Plus reviews, news (ShedHed and Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festivals), ads, and Radio Charts. 72 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #211 February 2011. Cover photo:  Arthur Lee Williams. Articles: Arthur Lee Williams (St. Louis harmonica player, formerly with Frank Frost), Major Handy: Zydeco Blues, Chris Strachwitz: The Life of a Sound Catcher (Arhoolie Records founder), Bobby Bland: The Malaco Years, Ironing Board Sam, Vino Louden, Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 76 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

 LB #212 April 2011. Cover photo: Sugar Blue. Articles: Sugar Blue, L.C. Ulmer, Jean Shy, Big Bill Broonzy, Joe Louis Walker, LB Blues Today Symposium, Peaches Staten. Obits: Eddie Kirkland, Marvin Sease, James Peterson, Bobby Robinson (Fire/Fury Records), Little Smokey Smothers, Jonas Crudup, et al. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

 LB #213, June 2011. Give the Drummer Some! special issue with profiles of James Gadson, Jimmy Mayes, Nose Norwood, Philip Paul, Kenny Smith, C,harles Connor, Casey Jones, Charles Shaw and Charlie Jenkins. Also: Big Jack Johnson tribute, Redd Velvet, Brandon O. Bailey, Alligator & Malaco news. Obituaries: Lacy Gibson, Huey Meaux, Lattimore Brown, Jack Myers, Little Jr. Cannaday. Plus reviews, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

 LB #214, August 2011. Cover photo:  Little Pat Rushing on Maxwell Street. Articles: The Bo-Keys, Nat Reese, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Mud Morganfield, Little Jerry Jones, Grit and Gumption: Chicago’s Maxwell Street. Obituary: Pinetop Perkins. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

 LB #215, October 2011. Cover photo: Lil' Buck Sinegal. Articles: The Music of Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana, Lil' Buck’s House Party (Lil' Buck Sinegal, Rodney Bernard, Lee Allen Zeno, Bobby Allen, Johnny Monette, Chester Chevalier), The Excello Connection (Carol Fran, Jockey Etienne, Warren Prejean Sr, Gabriel "Guitar Gable" Perrodin, Warren Storm), Zydeco Today (Clayton Sampy, Jude Taylor, Nathan "Lil Nate" Williams Jr), Little Bob & the Lollipops. Also: Fillmore Slim, LB Talks to Johnny Winter & Paul Nelson, ShedHed Blues Festival. Obituaries: L.V. Banks, Cornell Dupree, Benny Spellman, Jo Jo Williams, Lil Greenwood, Jerry Leiber, Jerry Ragovoy. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 88 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #216, December 2011. Cover photo: Keb Mo. Articles: The Making of Keb Mo, Earnest “Guitar” Roy, Ray Bailey, Little Al Thomas, Diunna Greenleaf, Excello Reunion news, Jus' Blues Music Awards. Obituaries: Honeyboy Edwards, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Jerry Ragovoy, Jerry Leiber, Bob Brunning, Earl Gilliam.  Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $5.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #217, February 2012. Special piano blues issue. Articles: Rollin Those 88’s, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne: Blues Boss Boogie, Nat Dove, Jimmy McCracklin, Papadon Washington. Also: The Mysterious Life of Cousin Leroy, Eb Davis, Benefit for Jim O'Neal in Chicago (photos from Buddy Guy's Legends). Obituaries: Hubert Sumlin, George “Mojo” Buford, Lee “Shot” Williams. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $6.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

 ​LB # 218 , April 2012. Cover photo: Joe Louis Walker. Articles: Joe Louis Walker, Lee Gates, Kirk Fletcher, Roscoe Chenier, Phil Wiggins, Paul Rishell, Blues Festival Guide. Obituaries: Johnny Otis, Etta James, Omar Shariff, J. Blackfoot, Howard Tate. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. $6.95 cover price.

LB #219 (June 2012) Cover: Mud Morganfield. Articles: Mud Morganfield: Son of a Mannish Boy, Marion James: Nashville's Queen of the Blues, Sugaray Rayford, James Kinds, Demetria Taylor, Rory Block, Hacksaw Harney headstone, Tracing the Crossroads Legend (BluEsoterica column by Jim O'Neal). Obituaries: Jerry McCain, Louisiana Red, Andrew Love, Big Walter Price, Eddie King, Red Holloway et al. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. $6.95 cover price. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #220, August 2012. Cover: Grady Gaines. Articles: Grady Gaines, Ernest Lane, Jesse James, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Ernie Oertle: San Antonio Bound with Robert Johnson (ARC/Vocalion Records), Earl Thomas, Charmaine Neville Benefit. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #221, October 2012. Cover: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton. Articles: The Next Generation of Acoustic Blues: Introduction by Brett Bonner, Blind Boy Paxton, Little Joe Ayers, Valerie June, Jeff Scott, Ben Payton, Shelton Powe, Heritage Blues Orchestra. Also: The Fight Over Copyright Transfers, Larry McCray, John Lee Hooker Jr., short obituaries of Johnnie Bassett, Monroe Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Will "Frenchie" Campbell, Pete Cosey, Lou Pride, Robert Cage, Nat Reese, and Kay Kay Greenwade. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #222, December 2012. Cover: Barbara Carr. Articles: Barbara Carr, Willie Buck, Dr. Feelgood PBluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.otts, Shirley Lewis, Bob Koester 80th Birthday, Trudy Lynn, Lost Blues Files: Leroy Washington, Louisiana’s Guitar Wizard. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.                                                                                   

LB #223, February 2013. Cover photo: Gary Clark Jr. Articles Gary Clark Jr: A New Voice for the Blues, Cadillac John Nolden & Bill Abel, Sunny Ridell, Kipori Woods, Omar Coleman, Maxwell Street Market 100th Anniversary, Floyd Soileau, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite. Obituaries: Jimmy McCracklin, Mickey Baker, Eddie Burns, Fontella Bass. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.  Cover price $6.95.  BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #224, April 2013. Cover: James Cotton. Articles: James Cotton interview, John D Holeman, Big Daddy Stallings, BluEsoterica (Jim O’Neal’s column, “Revising the Blues Biographies” of Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Big Walter Horton, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, Tommy McClennan, et al), Jimmy D. Lane, Como Mamas, Kansas City news. Obituaries: Magic Slim, Precious Bryant, Chicago Bob Nelson, Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner, George Higgs, Ann Rabson, Roscoe Chenier, Cleotha Staples. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #225, June 2013. Articles: Kenny Neal: Change My Way of Living (by Jim O'Neal), Selwyn Birchwood, Nick Nixon: Nashville's King James, Melvin Taylor, Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 (photo essay by George Mitchell: R.L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Othar Turner, Joe Callicott, Fred McDowell, fife & drum band, et al), Tinsley Ellis, Lea Gilmore; obits: Jimmy Dawkins, Artie "Blues Boy" White. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #226, August 2013 (Volume 44, #4).  Downhome New Orleans Blues issue: Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightnin' Lee, Brother Tyrone, Benny Turner, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Guitar Slim Jr., Washboard Chaz, Ernie Vincent, Grandpa Elliott and Big Al Carson. Also: The Death of Virginia Travis -- Robert Johnson's Wife; Jimmy Dawkins Tribute Show; Mem Shannon; Bobby Bland obituary & tribute; 20th Annual Living Blues Critics' and Readers' Polls; plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95

LB #227, October 2013. Cover photo: Roy Gaines. Articles: Roy Gaines, Chicago drummer Willie "The Touch" Hayes, Birdlegg, Lucious Spiller, bassist Nick Charles, and an article on recently discovered King Biscuit Time photos of Sonny Boy Williamson and band on tour at various grocery stores in Arkansas, accompanied by 11 photos. Obituaries: T-Model Ford, George Jackson, Chicago Piano C. Red, Johnnie Billington, Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones, Di Anne Price, Ray Johnson, Sid Selvidge, Emmett "Maestro" Sanders, Bob Brozman and Shirley Lewis. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #228, December 2013. Cover photo: Robert "Bilbo" Walker. Articles on Walker, Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, Hook Herrera (Native American blues), Boogie Jake, Johnny Rawls, Miz Dee, and Casey Bill Weldon ("The Hawaiian Guitar Wizard," who, as revealed in this article, had multiple identities and a baffling biography which is much different than any you may have read before).  Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #229, February 2014. Cover photo: Billy Branch. Articles on Branch, Rip Pryor, Leo "Bud" Welch, Frank Bey, Zydeco Ray, Matthew Skoller, and prewar Delta legend Willie Brown (by Gayle Dean Wardlow with Randy Meadows, proposing a different identity and death date and place for Brown than in Wardlow's original research). Obits: Chick Willis, Bobby Parker, Boogie Jake, Aaron Moore.  Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #230, April 2014. Cover photo: Swamp Dogg. Articles on Swamp Dogg, Lonnie Johnson in the 1920s by Jas Obrecht, Gregg A. Smith, Pee Wee Hayes, Jarekus Singleton, Luther "Guitar Jr.: Johnson. Obits: Tabby Thomas, Mighty Hannibal, Joe Bihari, Willie "Rip" Butler, Floyd Taylor, Elijah "Carolina Slim" Staley.  Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #231, June 2014. Cover photo & feature article: Roy Lee Johnson. Other articles: Vernon Garrett, Johnny Drummer, Tommie “T-Bone” Pruitt, John Mayal, Henry “Son” Simms (Sims), DieDra the Blues Diva, Mother-in-Law Lounge Reopens (photo), Casselha Knox, Son House & Willie Brown (reminiscences of Knox, who knew Brown and House both in Mississippi and in Rochester, N.Y.). Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #232, August 2014. Special issue on the recent generations of African American blues harmonica players, with Grady Champion pictured on the cover. Harp players profiled in the issue are Champion, Russ Green, Omar Coleman, Bud Carson, Orange Jefferson, Professor Harp, Greg Izor, Brandon O. Bailey, J.D. Hill, Aki Kumar, Charlie Love, Dr. Dixon, Patrick Williams, Dempsey Crenshaw and George Bisharat. Deitra Farr's Artist to Artist column features an interview with Jordan Patterson. Also in this issue: CD and book reviews, news, ads, Radio Charts, and winners of the LB Critics' and Readers' Polls. 72 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95

LB #233, October 2014: MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL travel guide. This double issue features the most extensive guide ever published on the blues sites of Mississippi, including the historic birthplaces, gravesites, Mississippi Blues Trail markers, plantations, juke joints, radio stations, DJs, record labels, record stores, festivals, highways, and railroads, along with profiles of musicians, historical articles, and recommendations for restaurants along the blues routes, complete with driving directions. This covers not just the Delta towns of Clarksdale, Greenwood, Indianola, Tunica, Dockery, Cleveland, Greenville, Leland, Vicksburg, Yazoo City, et al., but sites all over the state -- Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Laurel, Natchez, McComb, Woodville, Bolton, Winona, Kosciusko, Grenada, Forest, Oxford, Starkville, Canton, New Albany, Macon, Columbus, Hernando, Aberdeen, West Point, Pontotoc, Crystal Springs, Hattiesburg, Holly Springs, and many more, along with the out-of-state and overseas Mississippi Blues Trail marker sites, with photos by Bill Steber and others. Mr. Sipp is pictured on the cover. Also in this issue: CD and book reviews, news, ads, Radio Charts, and a Johnny Winter obituary. $9.95

LB #234, December 2014. Cover feature on D.C. harmonica player Phil Wiggins. Other articles: Bobby Patterson, James Johnson (former Slim Harpo sideman), Eddie Cotton, Slam Allen, Jamiah Rogers, and LB Talks to Marcia Ball. Obituaries: Bobby Womack, Poonanny, Janice Scroggins, Johnny Dyer, Sista Monica Parker, Tim Kaihatsu, Art Browning, Steve Gannon. On the back cover is a full-page ad for Swamp Dogg's "The White Man Made Me Do It." Also in this issue: CD and book reviews, news, ads, Radio Charts, and letters. 76 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #235, February 2015. Cover feature on Mississippi bluesman Vasti Jackson. Other articles: W.C. Clark (known as "Godfather of Austin Blues"), Delta guitarist Mickey Rogers, Joseph "Smokey" Holman, and Lady A. Obituaries: Little Joe Washington, Mickey Champion, Curley Bridges, Rudy Richard, Jolly "Little Whitt" Wells, Bill Hickey, Melvin Underwood, Don "Cadillac" Henry. Also in this issue: CD and book reviews, news, ads, Radio Charts, and letters. News includes photos of the Gulfport Mississippi Blues Trail marker dedication with Jaimoe and Roosevelt Sykes' daughter in attendance. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #236, April 2015. Special "Women of the Blues" issue with cover story on Houston diva Jewel Brown and other articles on Diunna Greenleaf, Ardella Williams (daughter of bluesman Jazz Gillum), Jesi (Miss Jessie) Terrell, Terrie Odabi, Veronika Jackson and Rhiannon Giddens. Obituaries: Finis Tasby, Tutty Gadson, James Kinds, Rufus McKay (of the Red Tops), Bo Dollis (of the Wild Magnolias), Mel Solomon, Floyd Murphy, Lynwood Slim, Odell Harris, Calvin Jackson, Funky Larry Jones, Max Cooperstein, Lee McBee, Charles Goodman, Gene Morris, Eugene Alfred. Also in this issue: the Skip James Project, Legend of Lead Belly documentary, 2015 Blues Festival Guide (listing about 500 festivals), reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #237, June 2015. Cover feature: the Holmes Brothers.  Other articles on Classie Ballou, Kansas City blues guitarist Millage Gilbert, Oscar Wilson, Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Henry Gray, Jackie Brenston headstone, Popsy Dixon obituary, reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 88 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #​238, August 2015. Cover feature: Eddy Clearwater. Much of this issue is dedicated to B.B. King, including essays, reminiscences, photos, tributes and excerpts from interviews with B.B. and others. Other articles: Jerry Lawson, Tony Coleman, Dave & Phil Alvin, Red Holloway (from Blues Unlimited interview book), LB Critics' and Readers' Poll winners. Obituaries: Mighty Sam McClain, Samuel Charters, Camille "Little" (or "Lil") Bob, I.J. Gosey, Joe Campbell, Garfield Angove, Eddie Culpepper, Billy Anderson, Jamie "Bluesboy" Powell, DJ Big Jock Williams. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 96 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #239, October 2015. Cover: Guy Davis. Articles: Guy Davis, Henry Clement, Tampa Red, Quinton Claunch, Piedmont Bluz (Valerie & Benedict Turner), Jimmy Johnson, Zac Harmon. Obituaries: Jesse Anderson, Clarence "Jockey" Etienne, Bud Spires, Frankie Lee, Patrice Moncell, Randy Chortkoff, David Horwitz, Scott Cameron, David Maxwell. Also in this issue: Jus' Blues Awards, B.B. King Day at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, reviews, ads and radio charts. 76 pages. Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #240, December 2015. Cover: Sonny Green, one of the artists profiled in "The Underground Blues Scene of South Los Angeles." (Other artists in this feature include Ray Bailey, South Side Slim, Sir Stan, Jackie Jackson, Barbara Morrison, Joe Kincaid, Lester Lands, Bobby Warren, Terry "Big T" DeRouen, Eddie Daniels, Kee Eso Pitchford and Hank Carbo, plus a guide to South L.A. blues clubs.) Also in this issue: Lost Blues Files--Bobby "Guitar" Bennett, Quinton Claunch (Part 2), Bernard Reed, Eastside Kings Festival in Austin, Crescent City Blues Festival. Obituaries: Mel Waiters, Eddie Cusic, Smokey Wilson, Henry Stone, Lady Bo (Peggy Jones), Charles "Bugsy" Maugh, Johnny "Guitar" Brown, George Paulus, Augusta Lee Collins, Ben Cauley Jr. Plus reviews, ads and radio charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #241, February 2016. Cover: Super Chikan. Articles: Super Chikan (James Johnson), Josh "Razorblade" Stewart, Charlie Sayles, Wee Willie Walker, Blues Boy Willie, Corey Harris, The Business of Robert Johnson Fakery (by Bruce Conforth, on the erroneous authentication of recent alleged photos of Robert Johnson). Obituaries: Allen Toussaint, Marion James. Plus news, ads, reviews and radio charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #242, April 2016. Cover: The King of Beale Street -- Preston Shannon. Articles: Preston Shannon, Harmonica Hinds, Clarence Turner, Sheba Potts-Wright, Jontavious Willis, and Thornetta Davis, plus a 17-page Blues Festival Guide and a photo essay by Cary Baker of early 1970s shots of Maxwell Street, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Arvella Gray, Wild Child Butler, et al. Obituaries: Otis Clay, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Jerry Beach, Ray Dell Clay, Thomas "Catfish" Anderson. Plus news (including Lead Belly Fest at Carnegie Hall, Smoot's Grocery in Natchez, and the closing of Bob Koester's Jazz Record Mart in Chicago), ads, reviews and radio charts. 104 pages.  Cover price $6.95. BluEsoterica.com discount price $3.95. 

LB #243, June 2016. Cover: Barbara Lynn. Articles: Barbara Lynn, Toni Lynn Washington, Jamaican roots musician Brushy One String, Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, Sugar Blue, B.B. King's Blues Band (featuring Jesse Robinson), Blues Business Cards (images of the business cards of 41 blues artists, including Tampa Red, Victoria Spivey, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Wild Jimmy Spruill, K.C. Douglas, Baby Boy Warren, et al.). Plus news (Sister Rosetta Tharpe tribute, Moonshine & Mojo Hands blues reality show, Skippy White in Boston, I Am The Blues film), ads, reviews and radio charts. 80 pages.  Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #244, August 2016. Cover: King Edward and Dorothy Moore, two of the artists featured in this special issue on the Jackson, Mississippi, blues scene. Other articles in the "City With Soul" issue: The Jackson Blues Scene, Jarekus Singleton, Jesse Robinson, Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood, Grady Champion, Eddie Cotton, J.J. Thames, the Central Mississippi Blues Society's Blue Monday jams, The Jackson Blues (history), and guides to attractions and dining in the city. Obituaries: Long John Hunter, L.C. Ulmer, Aron Burton, Charlie Fite, and Clarence Lewis Jr. (aka Little Junior Lewis and C.L. Blast). Plus Artist to Artist: Sugaray Rayford, news (Willie Dixon's 101st Birthday Celebration, Otis Rush Tribute, Women of the Blues Exhibition), ads, reviews and radio charts. 112 pages.  Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #245, October 2016. Cover: Taj Mahal. Articles: Taj Mahal interview by Wayne Goins, Willie Green (Florida blues guitarist), Slim Harpo (excerpt from Martin Hawkins book), "The Brakeman and The Wolf" (Jimmie Rodgers' influence on and relationship with Howlin' Wolf), Shelton Dunaway (of Cookie & the Cupcakes), Breaking Out--Marcus Cartwright, Barrelhouse Chuck, Artist to Artist: Nellie Tiger Travis. Obituaries: Elmo Williams, Harrison Calloway, Boo Hanks, Chips Moman, Eddie Rasberry, Vernon Harrington, James "Hot Dog" Lewis, Leo Graham, L.T. McGee. Plus news (Club Paradise in Memphis reopens as Paradise Center, Gip's Juke Joint Festival in Bessemer, Alabama, Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival, Augusta Blues Week) ads, reviews, radio charts, and an editorial by editor Brett Bonner in remembrance of Living Blues co-founder Amy van Singel, who died Sept. 19, 2016.  80 pages.  Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95. 

LB #246, December 2016. Cover: Big Bill Morganfield. "Kinship of the Blues" issue with articles on the sons and a daughter of blues artists who are carrying the tradition on: Big Bill Morganfield, Vaneese Thomas, Eddie Taylor Jr., and an Artist To Artist page on Freddie Dixon. Plus Amy van Singel: A Tribute (reminiscences about LB's co-founder by Mary Katherine Aldin, Cilla Huggins, Eddy Clearwater, Jim O'Neal and others); Breaking Out: Andrew Alli; Living Blues Talks to Thornetta Davis; Obituaries: Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifford Curry, Sir Mack Rice, Jesse Yawn. Plus news (Eastside Kings Festival in Austin, Dorothy Moore Turns 70, Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.),  ads, reviews, radio charts, and an editorial. 76 pages.  Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95. 

LB# 247, February 2017. Cover: Cedric Burnside. Articles: Cedric Burnside, Kenny Brown, Sharon Lewis, Keith Dunn, Breaking Out: E.J. Mathews, Living Blues Talks to Mississippi Heat, Paramount Records: A Centennial Celebration (history of the legendary prewar blues label with new discographical info). Obituaries: Birmingham George Conner, Ruby Wilson, Barrelhouse Chuck. Plus news (Blues in South America, Rhiannon Giddens), ads, reviews (vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books), radio charts, and an editorial on Mississippi Hill Country blues. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #248, April 2017. Cover: Beverly “Guitar” Watkins. Articles: Beverly Watkins, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Annie Mack, the Magnanimous Violin of Ben Hunter, Live in ’75: The Early Antone’s (recollections of Clifford Antone’s club in Austin, with photos), Living Blues Talks to Mister Sipp, On the Paramount Paper Trail (the discovery and discussion of Paramount Records’ advertising artwork from the 1920s and ‘30s), and a 17-page Blues Festival Guide.  Obituaries: Larry Johnson, Robert (Bob) Murphy, Freeman Brown, Guitar Gable (Gabriel Perrodin), Ardella Williams (Jazz Gillum’s daughter), John Potier, Eric LeBlanc, photographer John DeLeon. Plus news (Delta State University’s International Blues Project, Chicago Blues Camp, International Blues Challenge Winners), ads, book and CD reviews, radio charts. 96 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

​LB #249, June 2017. Cover: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. Forty-page section on Yazoo County, Mississippi, includes an essay on the local blues history (including Bentonia and Yazoo City – Skip James, James “Son” Thomas, Tommy McClennan, Kenzie Moore, Jack Owens, Big Boy Spires,  et al), Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Henry Stuckey (Forgotten Father of Bentonia Blues), Yazoo County Blues Today (Arion Babybell, McKinney Williams, Sam Scott), Yazoo County sites & restaurants, Cypress Grove Blues photo essay by Bill Steber, and Brett Bonner editorial. Plus blues news (Blues Hall of Fame inductions, John Lee Hooker Centennial, Denise LaSalle), Artist to Artist: Donald Kinsey, Obituaries (Chuck Berry, Lonnie Brooks, Phil Chess, Ted Harvey, TNT Tribble, Jimmy Dotson, Karen Carroll), ads, reviews, and radio charts. 88 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

LB #250, August 2017. Cover: Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. Forty-page section on Clarksdale and Coahoma County, Mississippi, includes an essay on the evolution of blues in the city and county, from the frontier days of W.C. Handy and Gus Cannon up through Son House, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Robert Nighthawk, et al., including “Investigating the Death of Bessie Smith”); a history of the first 30 years of the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival; articles on local juke joints Big Red’s Place (Red’s Lounge) and Robert “Bilbo’” Walker’s Wonder Light City; Clarksdale’s Next Generation of Blues (Anthony Sherrod, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Lee Williams); Visit Clarksdale (a guide to venues, festivals,  restaurrants, shops, museums, hotels, Mississippi Blues Trail markers and gravesites) and Brett Bonner editorial. Plus a Blind Joe Reynolds article in LB’s series in Paramount Records; Artist to Artist: Lincoln “Chicago Beau” Beauchamp; LB Talks to Sherman Holmes; 2017 Living Blues Award Winners; blues news (Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame fire, Phil Wiggins NEA National Heritage Fellowship, Kenny Neal’s new Juke Joint Showcase Room in Baton Rouge); Obituaries (James Cotton, Casey Jones, Calep Emphrey, Leon Haywood, Linda Hopkins, Atlanta club owner Ellyn Webb and Blues Foundation founder Joe Savarin), ads, reviews, and radio charts. 88 pages.  Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $4.95.

LB #251, October 2017. Cover: Benny Turner. Contents: Articles on bassist Benny Turner (Freddie King’s brother), Marquise Knox, Charles “Wigg” Walker, King Clarentz (Clarence Brewer), and Robert Johnson and the Crossroads (from new Adam Gussow book);  Artist to Artist: Teeny Tucker; Breaking Out: Akeem Kemp; blues news (Ann Arbor Blues Festival revival, Delta Blues Museum Band at Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, 20th Annual Porretta Soul Festival; WXXO Radio in Clarksdale; Gip Gipson Receives Alabama Music Association award); Obituaries (Paul Oliver, Bishop Dready L. Manning, Mot Dutko, Bill Barlow, Don McMinn) ads, reviews, and radio charts. 80 pages. Cover price $6.95. Bluesoterica.com discount price $3.95.

BLUES TRAVELERS: If you’re going to Mississippi, these issues of Living Blues all have guides to local music, restaurants, hotels and sites: LB 233 (Mississippi Blues Trail), LB 244 (Jackson), LB 249 (Yazoo City & Bentonia), LB 250 (Clarksdale), with articles by former LB editors Jim O’Neal and Scott Barretta, photographs by Bill Steber, et al.