Blues Issue 9

An American Wolf in London: Howlin' Wolf
Blues Issue 9

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The Modern Blues Fan’s Bible

Brought to you by the great team behind Classic Rock, Blues Magazine is a mix of old and new; cult and mainstream - and celebrates 75 years of great blues music.

Cover Feature: Howlin’ Wolf

A legend on the point of collapse; a weird atmosphere of contempt and hero worship; and what was Ringo doing there? Forget everything you know about The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions. This is the most in-depth look at this landmark meeting when the Chicago blues giant schooled the British rock elite: Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood and The Rolling Stones.

Also featured in this issue…

  • North Mississippi Allstars: Luther Dickinson takes you through the recording of new album World Boogie is Coming; an album cut with the help of Lightnin’ Malcolm, Duwayne and Garry Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharde Thomas, Chris Chew and Robert Plant on harmonica. 
  • Cyril Neville: The one-time member of N’Awlins legends The Meters, and current singer/percussionist with the Royal Southern Brotherhood, guides us through his incredible career leading up to the new solo album Magic Honey.  
  • BabaJack: From strip bars to scene champions in three years, British acoustic duo BabaJack are setting the pace for modern blues. As crowd-funded third album Running Man bursts out of the blocks, we met Becky Tate and Trevor Steger to hear about champagne, jailbirds and swimming with the sharks… 
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: The British singer/guitarist follows up her well-received studio album Almost Always Never with the new live set, Songs From The Road 
  • Sammy Hagar: The Red Rocker has recorded a solo album steeped in his love of the blues. “If I’d turned in this record back in the Van Halen days,” says the ex-Van Halen and current Chickenfoot frontman, “the record company would have told me to shove it up my ass…” 
  • The Hoax: Nineties upstarts The Hoax derailed before they reaped the blues boom. Now they’re back with the album of their lives – plus a fistful of tales of smoking Johnny Winter, jamming with Joe-Bo and telling their label to go forth and multiply…  
  • Gov’t Mule: Warren Haynes on how he called on some pals –Glenn Hughes, Toots Hibbert, Myles Kennedy, Elvis Costello and others - for the recording of the band’s new two-disc album, Shout! 
 PLUS! Blues Is The Truth, your 15-track CD featuring cuts by Buddy Guy, North Mississippi Allstars, The Hoax, Sammy Hagar and Taj Mahal, BabaJack, Samantha Fish, Cyril Neville, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Makuini, The Groove-A-Matics, Sunday Wilde, Jon Zeeman, Mudcats Blues Trio, Greg Coulson… and an exclusive audio cut from Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force: Live In London Borderline show. 

Published: October 2013