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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. 


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.    (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.    

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,                                                                   

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. 

​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. 

LB #6, Autumn 1971. Cover feature: Snooky Pryor (first Snooky Pryor interview and photos ever published in a magazine). Other articles: Cadillac Baby (Chicago record producer of Bea & Baby label), Lowell Fulson interview Pt 2, African Influence & the Blues (Richard A. Waterman), Albert & Freddy King at the Fillmore West, Introduction to Black Gospel Music, 1970’s Most Popular Blues Singles, Ann Arbor Blues Recital (Houston Stackhouse, Joe Willie Wilkins & the King Biscuit Boys, Frank Frost, Dr. Ross, Mighty Joe Young).  48 pages. 

LB #7, Winter 1971-72).  Cover photo: Bukka White and Lee Baker at the River City Blues Festival, Memphis. Contents include a review of that festival (with photos of Hacksaw Harney, Houston Stackhouse, and the rarely-seen Willie “61” Blackwell, among others); a late 1960s interview with Little Walter and Louis Myers by Bill Lindemann; Junior Parker obit; articles on Frank Frost, Koko Taylor, DJ Big Bill Hill, Excello’s Louisiana Blues, and Peetie Wheatstraw (from an interview with Peetie’s brother by Paul Garon). Plus news on new recordings from Al Smith's Blues On Blues label, the Bea & Baby Colossal Blues LP, Jimmy Dawkins on Delmark, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf at Alice's Revisited; reports on the New Mississippi Sheiks at the University of Chicago Folk Festival, sales figures from Arhoolie (best seller for the year: a Charlie Musselwhite LP, 2200 copies), Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Guitar Pete Franklin, Albert Washington, J.B. Hutto, et al, and short death notices on ethnomusicologist Dr. Richard A. Waterman, Curtis Jones, Big Maybelle and James "Widemouth Brown." Letters include one from Columbia's John Hammond on royalties paid to Bukka White and another from Frank Scott about his new Advent label. Also: book, LP and 45 reviews, ads, and questions & answers. 40 pages. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18, Autumn 1974, Cover photo: Little Milton. Features: Little Milton Campbell interview, Postmortem on the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest 1974, Alabama Boogie: John Lee, Blues from the Big Apple: Charles Walker, North Carolina Pre-Blues Banjo & Fiddle (by Kip Lornell), 1974 San Francisco Blues Festival, Live Blues: Montreux Blues festival, Robert Jr. Lockwood/Cleveland, Newport/New York “King’s Road,” International Blues Fest/Louisville. Obituaries: Babe Stovall, Richard “Hacksaw” Harney (aka “Can” of the prewar duo Pet & Can), Dewey Corley, James Kirk, Ed Young, and club owner Oliver Prince. Plus On the Road Again (itineraries), Chicago Blues Today club list, Blues Radio Guide,  Questions & Answers, ads, reviews, and Blues News from Louisiana, Houston, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, Minneapolis, DeKalb IL, Kentucky, Boston, San Francisco, Europe, South Bend IN, West Virginia, and Beaumont TX. 42 pages.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 (1976) Professor Longhair, Andrew Brown, Harmon Ray, Buster Brown, Mance Lipscomb                         

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

28 (1976) Otis Rush interview, Roy Ames' Houston Blues Chronicle Part 2, Lil' Son Jackson                                    

29 (1976) Rufus Thomas, Wade Walton, JB Long, Jimmy Reed, Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon column             

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

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

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

33 (1977) Jimmy Witherspoon, Sleepy John Estes, Willie Dixon colun, Baby Boy Warren, Lee Jackson            

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41 (1978) Sonny Rhodes, Willie Dixon, Jimmie Bell, Blues Booking Guide, Blues Festival en Mexico             

42 (1979) Mojo Buford, Joe Willie Wilkins, Sonny Rhodes pt 2, Blues Club Guide, Sonny Rodgers               

43 (1979) Willie Nix, Eugene Powell, Carl Martin, Joe Beard, Sidney Blue, Robert McCoy, Roy Montrell          

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

45/46 (1980) Billy The Kid Emerson, Jackie Brenston, Boyd Gilmore, J. Mayo Williams, Amos Milburn           

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

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

49 (1980-81) Rosco Gordon. Willie Dixon column, 1st Handy Awards, Johnnie Morisette, OV Wright      

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

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

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

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

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

55 (1982-83) Big Bill Broonzy, Yannick Bruynoghe's 1950s Chicago blues photos of Wolf, Muddy & more   

56 (1983) Pee Wee Crayton, Cincinnati Blues, Lazy Bill Lucas, Sam Chatmon, John Lee Granderson              

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

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

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

60/61 (1984) Record Review Issue, Percy Mayfield, Count Basie, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Liggins              

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

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

64 (1985) Muddy Waters interview, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Littlejohn, Alberta Hunter, Viola Wells          

65 (1985) Blues Radio Guide, Pervis Spann interview (WVON, Chicago), Jack L Cooper (first black DJ)                                 

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

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

68 (1986) BB King interview, Andrew Brown, Lloyd Glenn, LC Green, the 2 Guitar Gables, Blues Archive         

69 (1986) H-Bomb Ferguson, Doc Pomus on Big Joe Turner, Robert Johnson, McKinley Mitchell                       

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

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

72 (1986) Guitar Slim, Huey "Piano" Smith, Eddie Taylor, Clarence Garlow, Monk Higgins, Handys                    

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

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

75 (1987) Big Daddy Kinsey, Katie Webster pt 2, Chunky R&B Festival bios: B.B. Coleman, Lonnie Mack)      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

93 (1990) Jeannie Cheatham, Witherspoon, McShann, Big Jay McNeely, Basie, United & States labels pt 2       

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

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

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

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

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

99 (1991) Blues Harp history, Dr. Ross, Muddy Waters' Harp Players, Willie Smith, Bob Margolin

100 (1991) Mississippi Blues issue, Booba Barnes, Jr Kimbrough, Big Jack Johnson, Fife & Drum Bands         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

155 (2001) Shemekia Copeland, Toni Lynn Washington, Don Covay, Earl Hooker                                                                                                                            

156 (2001) Eddie & Jimmy Bums, Glenn Faulkner, One String Guitars, Little Mack Simmons, James Carr                                                                                             

157 (2001) Rudy Ray Moore, Corey Harris, Boubacar Traore, King Alex, Lee Morris                                                                                                                     

158 (2001) Henry Gray, Josh White, Bob Stroger, Big Daddy Kinsey, Willie Foster                                                                                                                                         

159 (2001) Otis Clay, John Lee Hooker, Deacon John, Ernie K-Doe, Betty Everett, Boozoo Chavis                                                                                                           

160 (2001) Detroit Blues, Alberta Adams, Harmonica Shah, Joe Weaver, Napolian Strickland                                                                                                                   

161 (2002) Jody Williams, Pinetop Perkins, Little Willie Littlefield, Andre Williams                                                                                                                                           

162 (2002) Johnny Rawls, Elmore James, Michael Burks, Quiet Knight, Big Pete Pearson                                                                                                                        

163 (2002) Lazy Lester, Eric Bibb, John Jackson, "Jody" songs, Terry Harmonica Bean, Rufus Thomas          

164 (2002) Henry Townsend, Little Walter, Griswold Bros, Big Al Carson, S.F. Blues Fest retrospective            

165 (2002) Artie White, Zora Young, Townsend Pt 2, Kirk "Eli" Fletcher, Christine Kittrell, Jimmie Lee                                                                                 

166 (2002) Roy Roberts, CeDell Davis, Mr. Wiggles, Little Willie Foster, Rosco Gordon, Little Johnny Taylor    

167 (2003) Blues Harp, Texas Johnny Brown, Priscilla Price, Bernard Allison, Little Hatch, Hadda Brooks       

168 (2003) Chris Thomas King, Leroy Carr, Alan Lomax, Otha Turner, Napolian Strickland, Jr. Boy Jones               

169 (2003) Robert Randolph, Son House, Earl King, Howard Armstrong, Big Lucky Carter, Joe Hughes            

170 (2003) Bobby Rush, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Otis Taylor, Delmark Records, Howard Armstrong part 2       

171 (2004) Sam Carr, Jelly Roll Kings, John Brim, EC Scott, Corey Harris, Shirli Dixon, Armstrong, Holmes   

172 (2004) Mississippi Blues Travel Guide 176 pages (Delta, Hills, Jackson, Gulf Coast) maps, sites                

173 (2004) Michael Hill, Howlin' Wolf, Mighty Mo Rodgers, Lou Pride, Bo Carter, Rodney Jones, JJ Malone        

174 (2004) Howlin’ Wolf Legacy (H. Sumlin, Ike Turner, Jody Williams), Ray Charles, Gatemouth Moore              

175 (2004) Mavis Staples, Theodis Ealey, Big Jay McNeely, Big Joe Williams pt 1 (Musselwhite, Koester)        

176 (2005) Sacred Steel, Campbell Bros, Aubrey Ghent, Wiley & Checkmates, Nathaniel Mayer                          

177 (2005) Blues Women, Lady Bianca, Precious Bryant, Deitra Farr, Nora Jean, Big Joe Williams pt 2            

178 (2005) Cincinnati, Joe Duskin, George Brock, Boxing Bluesmen (Raymond Hill, Robert Curtis Smith)        

179 (2005) Phil Guy, Travis Haddix, Wild Child Butler                                                                                                          

180 (2005) Little Milton Tribute, Texas Blues, Tutu Jones                                                                                                    

181 (2005) Floyd Dixon, R.L. Burnside, Gatemouth Brown, Robert Belfour, Don & Bob                                              

182 (2006) Katrina New Orleans issue, Frogman Henry, Irma Thomas, Sam Charters on Parchman blues         NA

183 (2006) Buddy Guy, Michael Powers, Eddie Kirkland's Deal with the Devil                                                                                                                   

184 (2006) Eddie C. Campbell, Des Moines Black Music Scene, Sacred Steel                                                              

185 (2006) Zydeco Issue: Buckwheat, Rosie Ledet, Lil' Buck Sinegal                                                                              

186 (2006): Women Of Soul: Bettye Lavette Sugar Pie Desanto                                                                                        

LB #187, November/December 2006. Contents: the stories of Delta bluesmen T-Model Ford and Eddie Cusic and North Carolina’s Big Ron Hunter told in their own words. Also in this issue: Zora Young, Dorothy Moore, the Tommy Johnson Blues Festival, obituaries on Henry Townsend, Etta Baker, Johnny Dollar and Bonnie Lee, plus the usual reviews, ads, radio charts, etc.  80 pages.

LB#188, January/February 2007. Cover story on soul-blues singer MEL WAITERS. Also in this issue: articles on Phillip Walker; former Howlin’ Wolf saxophonist Willie Young, obituaries on Snooky Pryor, Jay McShann, Homesick James, Ruth Brown, H-Bomb Ferguson, and Ahmet Ertegun; Jim O’Neal’s BluEsoterica column reminiscing about some of the recently departed legends; plus the usual reviews, ads, radio charts, etc. 80 pages.

LB#189, April 2007. Articles on the Next Generation of Mississippi Hill Country Blues, illustrated with Bill Steber’s photos. Musicians profiled include the Burnside and Kimbrough families, John Wilkins, Otha Turner's granddaughter Sharde Thomas, Afrissippi, and Kenny Brown. Also in the issue: A Tribute to Robert Jr. Lockwood, 2007 Blues Festival Guide. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 104 pages.

LB#190, June 2007. Featuring several pages of previously unpublished photos from the 1969-70 Ann Arbor Blues Festivals by Stanley Livingston (Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin’ Hopkins, et al); plus articles on Big James Montgomery, the Lee Boys (sacred steel), Big Maybelle Smith, Cleveland harmonica player Wallace Coleman, and Arizona bluesman Big Pete Pearson. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 92 pages.

LB #191, August 2007. Articles on Nappy Brown, Milwaukee bluesman Gorgeous George Stancell, Chess engineer Malcolm Chisholm, D.C. blues duo Rick Franklin & Michael Baytop, Memphis Minnie’s early years, and Part 2 of photos from the 1969-70 Ann Arbor Blues Festivals by Stanley Livingston with several more pages of previously unpublished shots (Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Johnny Young. et al). Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB#192, October 2007. Cover story: James “Blood” Ulmer’s Blues Odyssey. Other articles: Vernon Reid (Ulmer’s producer, from the band Living Colour) Talks Blues; The Gospel of Marie Knight; Sharrie Williams; Blind Lemon Jefferson (new research on Texas blues pioneer), Chicago Bob Nelson, Gary Clark Jr.; obits on Carey Bell, Big Joe Duskin, Alphonse “Bois Sec: Ardoin, Oliver Morgan, plus news, reviews, radio charts. 80 pages.

LB #193, December 2007. Cover story: Lurrie Bell. Articles: “Shakey and I: Charlie Musselwhite Remembers Chicago and Big Walter Horton”; Mac Arnold; Texas bluesman Pops Carter; Roman Carter; Big Bad Leroy Brown. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB #194, February 2008. Cover story: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, one of three articles on former members of7uddy Waters’ band (others are bassist Calvin “Fuzz” Jones and drummer Francis Clay). Also: Ike Zimmerman (Zinnerman), Robert Johnson’s guitar teacher; David Riley; Gaye Adegbalola; Johnnie Mae Dunson obit. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB #195, April 2008. Cover story: The Mannish Boys, L.A. Blues All-Stars. The band’s singer Finis Tasby is pictured on the cover; article includes short profiles of other members and studio musicians who played on the band’s latest session: Johnny Dyer, Bobby Jones, Randy Chortkoff, Kirk Fletcher, Frank Goldwasser, Kid Ramos, Tom Leavey, Ronnie James Weber, and Richard Innes. Other articles: Larry Johnson by Barry Lee Pearson, Clarksdale bluesmen Big T Williams and Wesley Junebug Jefferson, Harmonica Shah, Elmore James Jr., Will Shade tribute at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and an Ike Turner obituary, along with a 2008 Blues Festival Guide, and reviews of CDs, DVDs, and books. 96 pages.

LB #196, June-September 2008. 128-page double issue documenting the current Chicago blues scene along with several historical features. Includes profiles of artists (Billy Branch, Fernando Jones, Katherine Davis, Erwin Helfer, Bob Jones, Jackie Dixon, Doktu Rhute Muuzic aka Roy Hytower, et al), clubs and venues; record stores, radio shows, soul food restaurants, hotels; Chicago singles and albums year by year, Chicago and Grant Park Blues Festival history since 1969, Maxwell Street, Billy Boy Arnold, Buddy Guy, Chicago Blues History Timeline, Restvale Cemetery (burial place of Muddy Waters & at least 24 other Chicago blues artists), with photos by Bill Steber and others, plus reviews, news and obits (Calvin Owens, Bengt Olsson, Gary Primich, et al). Buddy Guy pictured on cover.

LB #197 (Vol. 39, #5), October 2008. 96-page issue. Cover story: Carolina Chocolate Drops string band. Articles on Chicago harp player Little Arthur Duncan, Lil’ Jimmy Reed, B.B. King Museum, Elvin Bishop, and Presidential Blues (featuring political questions & answers with Billy Branch, Honeyboy Edwards, Bobby Rush, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Swamp Dogg, Z.Z. Hill Jr., Lonnie Shields, Willie King, James “Blood” Ulmer, Bettye Lavette and Chick Willis), plus reviews, news and obits (Jerry Wexler, Lil’ Bill Wallace, D.C. Minner, et al). 96 pages. 

LB #198 (Vol. 39, #6), December 2008. Cover story: Harmonica player Little Sammy Davis. Articles on Wanda Johnson, Andre Williams, Lil’ Dave Thompson, Rev. Utah Smith, Bob Stroger, B.B. King. Obits: Nappy Brown, Rudy Ray Moore, Phil Guy, Pete Allen, Earl Palmer, plus news, reviews, radio charts, etc. 72 pages.

LB #199 (Vol. 40 #1) February 2009. Cover story: Chester “Memphis Gold” Chandler. Articles: Roy C., Sam Chatmon, Dallas bluesman Ernie Johnson, Louisiana Red. Obits: Odetta, Mary Dukes, Chuck Carbo, Hosea Leavy, Chico Banks, Sam Taylor. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB #200 (Vol. 40 #2) April 2009. Cover story: All the King’s Men: The B.B. King Orchestra. Profiles of past and present members of B.B.’s band, including James Bolden, Walter Riley King, Melvin Jackson, Charles Dennis, Reggie Richards, Calep Emphrey, Stanley Abernathy, James Toney, Floyd Newman. Ford Nelson, Herman Green, Lil Joe Burton, Milton Hopkins, Ron Levy, and assistant Norman Matthews. Also: “Hidden Treasures of the King” at the B.B. King Museum; B.B. King’s Live Blues Albums; Michael Roach; the Living Blues marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail and the 2009 LB Symposium; obits: Robert Ward, Leroy “Hog” Cooper, David “Fathead” Newman, Pete Mayes, Snooks Eaglin, plus reviews, radio charts, and 2009 Blues Festival Guide. 88 pages.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

 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.  

 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.  

 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.  

 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.  

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.  

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.  

 ​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.

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 HollowayChicago drummer Bob Carter, Ernie Williams, Bugs Henderson. Plus reviews, news, ads, and Radio Charts. 80 pages.  

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.

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.

LB #222, December 2012. Cover: Barbara Carr. Articles: Barbara Carr, Willie Buck, Dr. Feelgood discount price .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.                                                                                    

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.  

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.   

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.  

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.  

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.   

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.   

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.

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. 

​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. 

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. 

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. 

LB #252, December 2017. Cover: Lee Fields. Contents: Revisiting the Worlds of Charley Patton (previously unpublished research by Jim O’Neal); Soul of the Blues: articles on Lee Fields, Don Bryant, Carl Sims and Big G (George Staten);  Catching Up with Lonnie Shields; LB Talks to John Nemeth; Artist to Artist: Larry (Dr. Dixon Bh.D) Dixon; blues news (Crescent City Blues& Barbeque Festival, Ponderosa Stomp, Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, Rhiannon Giddens MacArthur Fellowship, Blues Archive Films); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Fats Domino, Deacon Jones, Frank “Little Sonny” Scott, Frank Band, Big Jerry "Bluesman" Parnell); ads, reviews, and radio charts. 80 pages. 

LB #253, February 2018. Cover: R.L. Boyce. Contents: Revisiting Hill Country Blues (articles on R.L. Boyce, Como Mamas, Garry Burnside, Robert Kimbrough, Trenton Ayers, Cameron Kimbrough, Sid Hemphill: Hill Country Patriarch); Breaking Out: Hubby Jenkins; LB Talks to Ben Harper; Artist to Artist: Felton Crews; blues news (festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland and France); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Robert “Bilbo” Walker, Leo “Bud” Welch, Charles Bradley, Clyde Langford); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 80 pages. 

LB #254, April 2018. Cover: Warner Williams & Jay Summerour. Contents: Blues Festival Guide listing of hundreds of festivals; Warner Williams & Jay Summerour; Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges; James “Boogaloo” Bolden; Belton Sutherland: “Burn Down the White Man’s Barn”; Artist to Artist: Mike Ledbetter; Breaking Out: pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier; blues news (International Blues Challenge winner the Keesha Pratt Band and second place act Fuzzy Jeffries, American Byways blues concert at Carnegie Hall, Amede Ardoin statue in Louisiana, Northeast Louisiana Blues Trail, Mississippi Blues Trail marker No. 200 for “Rocket ‘88’”); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Denise LaSalle, Eddie Shaw, CeDell Davis, James “Nick” Nixon); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 96 pages. 

LB #255, June 2018. Cover: Chris Thomas King. Contents: Chris Thomas King, Robert Finley, Johnny Tucker, Tracing Blues Origins in the Black Press (as documented in books by Lynn Abbott & Doug Seroff); Delmark Records & Bob Koester – 65 Years of the Blues;  Artist to Artist: Alexis P Suter; Breaking Out: Jamell Richardson “The Gulf Coast Blues Boy”; blues news (Blues Music Awards & Blues Hall of Fame); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Little Sammy Davis, Preston Shannon, Terry Evans, Algia Mae Hinton, C.V. Veal); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 88 pages. 

LB # 256, August 2018. Cover: Rhiannon Giddens. “Blues & Protest” issue featuring several artists who incorporate protest topics in their music. Articles: Outrage Channeled in Verse, Rhiannon Giddens, Fantastic Negrito, Otis Taylor, Reverend Sekou and the Power of Song. Plus Artist to Artist: Jontavious Willis; Breaking Out: Reggie Garrett; blues news (Melody Angel in Chicago play at Goodman Theater, D.C. Bellamy king of the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival, Lee Hildebrand Benefit); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Eddy Clearwater, Deborah Coleman, King Biscuit Time DJ Sonny Payne, D.J. Fontana, Tom Radai); 25th Annual Living Blues Awards (Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 88 pages.

LB #257, October 2018. Cover: Latimore. Articles: Latimore, Bitten By the Blues (Bruce Iglauer’s story of recording Hound Dog Taylor to start Alligator Records), Roosevelt Purifoy Jr., Bruce “Mississippi” Johnson.  Plus Artist to Artist: Sheryl Youngblood; Catching Up With Andrew “Junior Boy” Jones; LB Talks to Johnny Rawls; blues news (Professor Longhair Centennial exhibit, Chasing the Blues film); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries and death notices (Stan Lewis, Henry Butler, Lazy Lester, Lawrence Taylor, Yvonne Staples, Jessie “Little Howlin’ Wolf” Sanders, Hosea Hargrove,  Josh “Razorblade” Stewart); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 88 pages.  

LB #258, December 2018. Cover: Robert Lee Coleman. Articles: Robert Lee Coleman: Hot Pants & Cool Licks; Matt “Guitar” Murphy: Guitar Genius; Otis Rush: Chicago Guitar Shaman; Cookie McGee; Little Willie Farmer; Artist to Artist: Jerry Jemmott; Catching Up With James Armstrong; blues news (Eastside Kings Festival in Austin; Blue Front Café in Bentonia; Arhoolie Foundation Awards; Rock & Blues Museum closing ; The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries: Big Jay McNeely, Jabo Starks, Charles Neville, Hosea Hargrove, Nate Applewhite); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 84 pages.  

LB #259, February 2019 (Volume 50, No. 1). Cover: Linsey Alexander. Articles: Linsey Alexander, Cash McCall, Soul Man Sam Evans, Booker “Blues” Brown, John Dolphin (Dolphin’s of Hollywood Records, owner of Recorded In Hollywood and Money labels); LB Talks to Willie Cobbs, Artist to Artist: Daryl Davis; Breaking Out; Rick Franklin (Gentle Giant of Piedmont Blues); blues news (Buddy Guy Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Lettsworth, Louisiana; Smoky Mountain Blues Society’s annual cruise; Mary Lane documentary; Chicago benefit concert for Amberly Stokes’ son); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Eddie C. Campbell, Maurice McKinnies); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 80 pages.

LB #260, April 2019 (Volume 50, No. 2). Cover: Eric Bibb. Articles: Eric Bibb, Henry Stuckey & the Origins of Bentonia Blues (with first published photos of the Mississippi guitarist who influenced Skip James, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and others), Nathan Williams (zydeco); Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” recording session of 1920; Mike Henderson: Blue Professor (with examples of his artwork), Breaking Out: Theo Huff, 17-page guide to U.S. blues festivals; Artist to Artist: Annette Taborn; blues news (Eddy Clearwater birthday tribute, Pensacola marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, Mississippi Delta Blues Festival in Brazil); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Jody Williams, Mitchell “Gabriel” Hearns. Eddie Giles, Willie Murphy, Jessie Buntyn); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 100 pages.  

LB #261, June 2019 (Volume 50, No. 3). Cover: Lucky Peterson. Articles: Lucky Peterson, Wayne “Blue” Burns, Larry Griffith, The Stone Gas Band: A Tribute to Johnnie Billington and Arthneice Jones; the Son House/Willie Brown/Fiddlin’ Joe Martin/Leroy Williams recording session of 1941 for the Library of Congress/Fisk University; Catching Up With the Lee Boys; LB Talks to Christone “Kingfish’ Ingram; Artist to Artist: Jimmy Burns; blues news (Otis Rush memorial tribute, Little Walter Birthday Celebration, Stax Music Academy in Memphis); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Eddie Willis, Eddie Taylor Jr., Abb Locke, Andre Williams, Wes Mackey, Mike Ledbetter); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 92 pages.  

LB #262, August 2019 (Volume 50, No. 4). “Women of the Blues II” issue. Cover: Trudy Lynn. Articles: Trudy Lynn, Millie Jackson, Annika Chambers, Crystal Thomas, Mary Lane, Memphis Minnie (1941 recording session), Artist to Artist: Shemekia Copelands Breaking Out: Amythyst Kiah. Also: Living Blues Award winner,  blues news (Chicago Blues Festival, Spreading the Blues in Nepal, Bill Ferris Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Vicksburg); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Spencer Bohren, Terry “Big T” DeRouen, Mike Mettalia, Lloyd Allen, Al Rapone); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 96 pages.  

LB #263, October 2019 (Volume 50, No. 5). Articles: Mississippi blues guitarists Little Joe Ayers and Andrew “Shine” Turner, 40 Years of the Delta Blues Museum, Otis Rush (1959 Cobra recording session), LB Talks to Guitar Shorty, Artist to Artist: Keith Little. Also:  blues news (Jus’ Blues Awards, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Original Chicago Blues All-Stars tour); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Art Neville, David Malone Kimbrough, Dave Bartholomew); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 88 pages.  

LB #264, December 2019 (Volume 50, No. 6). Special issue devoted to bass players {“The Low Down on the Low End”), with articles on Jerry Jemmott, Pookie Young (Lil’ Ed’s brother), Larry Fulcher, Nellie Mack, E.G. McDaniel. Tanya Richardson, Joe Pratt, Chuck Bush, Willie Dixon’s Big Three Trio recordings, and Artist to Artist: Melvin Smith. Also:  blues news (Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival, 7th Annual Eastside Kings Festival, Carol Fran’s 86th birthday in Lafayette, LA); The Dozens by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Eddie Tigner, Jerry Lawson of the Persuasions, Pat Brown, Canned Heat bassist Larry Taylor, Frankie Redding Jr., Kingston Mines owner Doc Pellegrino, Elder Roma Wilson, Country Pete McGill, Willie D. Freeman, Cash McCall, Paul Orta); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 80 pages.

LB #265, February 2020 (Volume 51, No. 1). Articles:  Leon Blue (by Billy C. Wirtz), Clarence Spady, Smilin’ Bobby Smith, the Baby Face Leroy/Little Walter “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” recording session of 1950;  Celebrating 50 Years of Living Blues; Artist to Artist: E.C. Scott; Breaking Out: Dexter Allen. Also:  blues news (Carl Weathersby benefit, Jimmy Johnson’s 91st birthday  at B.L.U.E.S in Chicago, Norman Sylvester mural at Portland airport); What’s Going On (topical blues of the past 50 years) by Jim DeKoster;  Obituaries (Wee Willie Walker, Jimmy Otey, Sheila Wilcoxson, Kermit Stokes, Henry “Gip” Gipson, Guitar George Baker, Harrison Irons, Wally Mercer Jr., Papa Don Schroeder, Larry Benicewicz); ads, reviews, editorial and radio charts. 80 pages. 

LB #266 ( April 2020 (Volume 51, No. 2). Special 50th Anniversary double issue, the largest issue in nearly a decade. For this issue LB revisits 21 past cover artists to see where life and the blues have led them in the years since: Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Johnson, Robert Cray, Lil’ Ed Williams, Shemekia Copeland, Thornetta Davis, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Robert Randolph, Larry Garner, the Campbell Brothers, Bettye LaVette, Corey Harris, Roy Roberts, Carol Fran, Willie Cobbs, Johnny Rawls, Jimmy Burns, and Michael Hill. The issue also includes: Living Blues In The Beginning: the story of the magazine’s early years, by co-founding editor Jim O’Neal; Barbecue Bob’s recording session for Columbia Records in Atlanta on April 13, 1928, a session that helped define the sound of Atlanta Blues; Artist to Artist: Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield; Breaking Out: King Solomon Hicks; lists by Jim DeKoster of the Very Best Blues Albums of the 2010s and 50 blues songs dealing with particular people, places, and things; Fifty Fabulous Sessions – The Pre-war Era, a timeline of essential sessions  by Jas Obrecht; Obituaries (Blues Boy Hubbard, Big Babe Martin, Henry Gray, Little Al Thomas, Robert Parker, Ron Thompson). Plus the 2020 Living Blues Festival Guide, Blues News (Buddy Guy’s 83rd Birthday, Fernando Jones at NAMM; Women of the Blues Photo Exhibit; Milwaukee Bluesman Kermit Stokes Honored), record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 128 pages. 

LB #267, Vol. 51, No. 3, July 2020. Cover: Tutu Jones. Articles: Tutu Jones, Jamiah Rogers, The First Time I Heard the Blues (as told by blues artists featured in early issues of LB), LeI It Roll: B.B. King’s Live at the Regal LP; Artist to Artist: Lamont Jack Pearley; Breaking Out: The M.S.G. Acoustic Trio; LB Talks to Steve Howell;  Obituaries (Big George Brock, Darick Campbell, Betty Wright, Lee Gates, Papa Don Schroeder, Wally Mercer Jr., Harrison Irons, Larry Benicewicz, David Edmond, Ben Elliott, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Big Al Carson, Merlin “Bronco” Brunkow, Melva Houston, Willie K. Kahaiali’I, and a list of 30 other recent deaths); Blues News: 2020 Blues Music Awards; plus record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages.  

LB #268, Vol. 51, No. 4, July 2020. Blues In The Mississippi Delta issue: Your Guide to Today’s Delta Blues Scene. Cover: Kingfish Ingram. Articles: The Delta (introduction), Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Lucious Spiller, Keith Johnson, Jake and the Pearl Street Jumpers, Jerry Fair, Bobby Whalen, John Horton, Elijah Newsome, Southern Soul in the Delta, Across the Delta (17 more Delta Blues Musicians), Voices from the Delta: The First Blues I Heard, The Blues of Washington County: The Heart and Soul of the Delta (historical essay on the Greenville/Leland area scene); Let It Roll: John Lee Hooker’s Live at the Café Au Go-Go LP. (Articles are by Scott Barretta, Jim O’Neal, Jim DeKoster and Jas Obrecht). Also: guides to nightspots, hotels, restaurants, attractions, gravesites, etc., in Clarksdale, Greenville, Yazoo City, Greenwood, Tunica, Vicksburg and Cleveland; Artist to Artist: Robbin Kapsalis; 27th Annual LB Awards winners. Blues News: Live shows from Chicago, Denise LaSalle headstone, National Heritage Fellowship to William Bell, Muddy Waters’ Chicago home to become museum. Obituaries: Lucky Peterson, Floyd Lee, Frank Bey, Tami Lynn, Pete Crawford, Sir Walter Scott, Larome Powers. Plus record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 152 pages.

LB #269 November 2020 (Volume 51, No. 5). “The Next Generation of the Blues” issue. Cover photo: Dom Flemons. Articles: Dom Flemons, Jontavious Willis, Leyla McCalla, Cedric Watson, The Next Generation of the Blues (Andrew Alli, Sean “Mack” McDonald, Allison Russell, Tevis Hodge, Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright, Jayy Hopp); Let It Roll: Robert Wilkins session of 1929; Artist to Artist: Christopher Henderson; Breaking Out: Songhoy Blues (from Mali). Obituaries: Little Richard, Roy “C” Hammond, Little Charlie Baty, Bryan Lee, Bob Levis, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Reggie Wayne Morris, Sweet Claudette (Manning), Richard Chalk (of TopCat Records), Cleo “Pete” Williams. Blues News: Bobby Rush and Joseph Morganfield participate in Cancer Walk; Melody Angel. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 88 pages.  

LB #270 March 2021 (Volume 52, No. 1). Cover photo: Mike Wheeler. Articles: Mike Wheeler, John “Blues” Boyd, Stevie J., WDIA radio and the Rise of the Blues; Let It Roll: Bessie Smith session of 1935; Artist to Artist: Allen Kirk; Obituaries: Sterling “Satan” Magee, Rev. John Wilkins, Frank ”Scrap Iron” Robinson; Blues News: Chicago Blues Network broadcast, Arhoolie Foundation Award to Sugar Pie DeSanto. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB #271 March 2021 (Volume 52, No. 2). Cover photo: Kirk “Eli” Fletcher. Articles: Kirk “Eli” Fletcher, Lucius Parr, Willie J. Laws, Let It Roll: Blind Boy Fuller/Gary Davis/Bull City Red session of 1935; LB Talks to Alabama Slim; Artist to Artist: Miss Freddye; Breaking Out: Shy Perry. Obituaries: Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, Grady Gaines, Sherman Robertson, Ben Wiley Payton, Bob Riedy, club owners Hal Yeagy (Indianapolis) and Mary Williams Hester (Lexington MS); Blues News: Holle Thee Maxwell’s Black Musicians Matter, 2021 Juke Joint Festival. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages. 

LB #272 May 2021 (Volume 52, No. 3). Cover photo: Shemekia Copeland. Articles: Shemekia Copeland, J. Red, Kemp Harris, Robert “Lefty Preacher” Sampson. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Elmore James (Trumpet, 1951). Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): Rico McFarland. Obituaries: Louis Arzo “Gearshifter” Youngblood, Margie Evans, Tomcat Courtney, Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby, Big DooWopper, Bishop Bullwinkle. News: Streaming blues from Jimmy Johnson, John Primer, Jimmy Burns & Ronnie Baker Brooks; Live blues in Chicago. Plus 2021 Blues Festival Guide, the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 96 pages.  

LB #273 July 2021 (Volume 52, No. 4). Blues drummers issue. Articles on drummers Rodd Bland, Jamiesa Turner, Joe “Iceman” Williams, Greg Gordon, Lil’ Joe Frenchwood, Andrew “Blaze” Thomas, James Carter, Sheryl Youngblood and Cornelius “CG” Green, with intro by Susan Bauer Lee, Living Blues’ longtime designer who is also a drummer. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Ma Rainey, 1924. LB Talks To Bruce Iglauer. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): June Core. Obituaries: Lloyd Price, John Dee Holeman, Chris Barber, Paul Oscher, Bob Porter, James Harman. News: B.B. King Museum expansion, Ballad of George Floyd, honorary doctorate for Bobby Rush, new recording by Maurice John Vaughn, Freddie Dixon & John Watkins. Plus Living Blues Awards (Critics’ and Readers’ Polls winners); the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 84 pages.  

LB #274 September 2021 (Volume 52, No. 5). Cover photo: Sam Mosley in New Albany, Mississippi. Articles: Sam Mosley, Billy Ray Charles, R.L. Griffin, Remembering Bob Koester (19-page feature with recollections about the founder of Delmark Records & the Jazz Record Mart). Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): Erica Brown. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Blind Willie McTell, 1940. News: Club Paradise in Memphis, Queens albums of women’s blues, Delmark digitization, St. Louis blues exhibit, Edward Meyer book. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 92 pages.  

LB #275 November 2021 (Volume 52, No. 6). Cover photo: Toronzo Cannon. Articles: Toronzo Cannon, Alex Dixon, Shirley King, Lost Blues Files: Cleo Page. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Jimi Hendrix, 1966. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): Stephen Hull. Breaking Out: Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars. Obituaries: Roy Gaines, Byther Smith, Carol Fran, Sammy Blue (Favors), Warren Storm, Scott M. Bock. News: blues at Millenium Park in Chicago, Eastside Blues Festiva in Austin, Texas. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages.  

LB #276 January 2022 (Volume 53, No. 1). Cover photo: Sugaray Rayford. Articles: Sugaray Rayford, Alabama Slim, Joey J. Saye. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Lightnin’ Hopkins, Folkways, 1959. LB Talks To Corey Harris. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): Queen Delphine. Breaking Out: Ric Patton. Obituaries: Willie Cobbs, Sharon “Shar Baby” Newport, Jimmy Lynch, Candy Martin Shines, Quinton Claunch, Leo “The Bull” Thomas, Pervis Staples, Willie Green, Willie James Williams, Charles Connor, J.D. Hill, Bubba Sullivan, Bill Luckett, Paul Harris. News: Riverside Hotel Renovations in Clarksdale, MS; reopenings of the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ, and the Big Easy in Houston, TX; Muddy Waters’ home in Chicago earns landmark status. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 76 pages.  

LB #277 March 2022 (Volume 53, No. 2). Cover photo: Zac Harmon. Articles: Zac Harmon, Catching Up: Roy Roberts, South Side Slim, Eric Gales. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Robert Johnson, 1936. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): Big Llou Johnson. Breaking Out: Justin Golden. Obituaries: Jimmy Johnson (Tribute), Warner Williams, John W. Johnson (owner of Maxwell Street Blues Bus), Little Jerry Jones, Alonzo “Jr. Boy” Johnson, Herman “Rat” Brown, Classie Ray Ballou Jr., Willie James Hatten. News: Clarksdale blues workshop, Mud Morganfield’s “Praise Him,” Judith Black new CEO of  Blues Foundation, Bobby Rush Boulevard in Jackson, Sunflower River Blues Festival fundraiser. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages.  

LB #278 May 2022 (Volume 53, No. 3). Cover photo: Articles: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. Kevin Burt (Iowa), Ra’ Shad the Blues Kid (Laurel MS), Catching Up With Jeannie Cheatham, Lady Australia (Yazoo City MS), Blues Festival Guide. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Gatemouth Brown, 1947. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): violinist Anne Harris. Obituaries: Sam Lay, Sonny Rhodes, Howard Grimes, Milton Hopkins, Sam Frazier Jr., Eiljah Newsome, Guitar Charlie Rickard, Charles “Delta Blues Hogg’ Hayes, Bruce Bromberg. News: Grassroots Blues Festival (Duck Hill MS), Sonny Rhodes tribute, Blues Hall of Fame inductees, Cary Baker. Plus the Dozens, record reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 96 pages.  

LB #279, July 2022 (Volume 53, No. 4). Cover photo: Gaye Adegbalola. Articles: Gaye Adegbalola, Tia Carroll, Dee Dee Simon, Andy Story. Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions (by Jas Obrecht): Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson. Artist to Artist (by Deitra Farr): J.C. Smith. LB Talks to Kenny Neal. Living Blues Critics’ and Readers’ Poll winners. Obituaries: Syl Johnson, Guitar Shorty, Barbara Morrison, Dennis Walker, Millage Gilbert, Eugene Smiley, Sammie Lee “Kool Aide” Johnson, L.C. Gant, Frank “Iron Jaw” Oakley, Allan Bell, Everette DeVan, Bill “Stretch” Osment, Jo Ann Shannon, Kris Schnebelen, David Creighton. News: Blues Is Alright Tour, Otis Clay tribute at Rosa’s, Dorothy Moore Mississippi Blues Trail marker, Blues at NAMM Show, Muddy Waters Drive in Chicago, Backroads Blues Festival, Larry Hoffman musical scores. Plus the Dozens, record & book reviews, ads, editorial, and the Living Blues Radio Charts. 80 pages.

LB #280, Vol. 53 No. 5, September 2022. Cover photo: Mr. Sipp (Castro Coleman). Articles: Mr. Sipp: Bringing Gospel To The Blues Stage, Eb Davis, Melody Angel, Larry Lampkin; Let It Roll: Blind Blake, Paramount Records, 1929. Breaking Out: Dylan Triplett. Obituaries: Classie Ballou Sr., Pete Lowry (founder of Trix Records), Grana’ Louise Smith, Red Kelly (The Soul Detective), Gregory Vincent Johnson, Richard Molina, Deborah McCrary, Lola Gulley, Tony Delafose, DJ Bobby O’Jay. News: Chicago Blues Festival returns, including tribute to Mary Lane, Jus’ Blues Music Awards in Tunica, Chicago Blues Boot Camp. Artist to Artist: Janice Harrington, plus editorial, reviews, radio charts, The Dozens, ads. 92 pages.

  LB #281 Vol. 53 No. 6, November 2022. Cover photo: Irma Thomas. Articles: Irma Thomas; Merle Perkins; Let It Roll: Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, Chess Records, 1963; Remembering Paul Garon (blues & surrealist author and LB cofounder), LB Talks to Matt Stubbs of GA-20. Blues News: Eastside Kings Festival Marks 10 years in Austin, Texas; Berwyn Blues Festival at Fitzgerald’s, Iowa blues projects from the University of Northern Iowa, Kansas City DJ White Hat Mike Ross honored, Ground Zero Blues Club in Biloxi, Texas Music Map, Kimberly Horton named as interim president and CEO of Blues Foundation. Artist to Artist: Harrell Davenport. Obituaries: David “Chainsaw” DuPont, Sonny Sitgraves, Johnny Laws, James “Chicken Scratch” Johnson, Grandpa Elliott Small, Paul T. Kwami, Andy Story, Hardwick Rivers, Harpdog Brown, Doug Jay. Paul Garon tribute and obituary by Jim O’Neal, John Simmons, Janice Monti & Steve Cushing. Plus editorial, reviews, radio charts, The Dozens, ads.  84 pages.  

LB #282 Vol. 54 No. 1, January 2023. Cover photo: Jimi “Primetime” Smith. Articles: Jimi “Primetime” Smith (son of Johnnie Mae Dunson, protégé of Jimmy Reed & Eddie Taylor); Stephen Hull; Forging a Blues Road: Remembering Samuel B. Charters; Breaking Out: Gervis Myles; Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions: Mance Lipscomb, Arhoolie, 1960; LB Talks to Breezy Rodio. Blues News: Eddie Taylor tribute scheduled at Antone’s in Austin, Texas; festival photos from New Orleans. Clarksdale, Leland, Helena & Brazil; Muddy Waters’ songs administered by Sony Music; Elizabeth Cotten in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artist to Artist: Keeshea Pratt. Plus editorial, reviews, radio charts, The Dozens, ads.  80 pages.  

LB #283 Vol. 54 No. 2, March 2023. Cover photo: Stan Mosley. Articles: Stan Mosley, Big Llou Johnson, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon; Breaking Out: Adam Falcon; Let It Roll! The Essential Blues Sessions: Peg Leg Howell, Columbia, 1926-1927; LB Talks to Joe Louis Walker. Blues News: Buddy Guy residency at Legends club, Lucky Peterson’s guitar. Artist to Artist: Wayne Baker Brooks. Obituaries: Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Mable John, Freddie Roulette, Andy McKaie, Gary Wiggins, Joe Bussard, James “Super Wolf” Wolfe, Marty Sammon, Shelton Dunaway, Jim Davis. Plus editorial, reviews, radio charts, The Dozens, ads.  80 pages.

LB #284 Vol. 54 No. 3, May 2023 Albert White, Charley Patton, Son House, Willie Brown, Huey Piano Smith, Louisiana Al, Bill Magee

LB #285 Vol. 54 No. 4 July 2023 Ernie Vincent, Billy The Kid Emerson, Gina Coleman, Mojo Ike, Arthur Williams, Peggy Scott-Adams

LB #286 (Vol. 54 No. 5 Sept. 2023) Ben Harper, Selwyn Birchwood, Lil’ Jimmy Reed, Inetta Visor, Mathias Lattin, Ga. Cotton Pickers

LB #287 (Vol. 54 No. 6 Nov. 2023) Diunna Greenleaf, Bukka White, Chris Strachwitz, Howl-N-Madd, Ike Cosse, Left Hand Charlier

LB #288 (Vol. 55 No. 12 Jan. 2024) Arthur Adams, Anne Harris, Mississippi John Hurt, Blackburn Brothers, Jon Otis, Nat Myers

LB #289 (Vol. 55 No. 2 March 2024) William Bell, Snapper Mitchum, Cedric Burnside, Lead Belly, Downtown Charles Brown


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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., and LB 268 (Delta, with a historical article on Greenville, Leland & Washington County).