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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.

Featured in the sixth issue:

Albert King: In this issue's cover feature we celebrate the making of one of the greatest blues albums of all time. When Albert King traveled to Memphis in 1966 to record at Stax Records, with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, he ended up cutting the iconic Born Under A Bad Sign album. A crucial collision of blues and soul, the album was a huge influence on Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Despite the album’s sinister title, recording at Stax – where Otis Redding cut all his hits – was the luckiest break that Albert King ever got. It made him a legend: one of the ‘Three Kings’ along with B.B. King and Freddie King. 

  • Eric Burdon: The ex-Animal talks about life in one of Britain's greatest bands; his friendship with Hendrix; his subsequent move to America where he formed the funk/rock band War; and new album, 'Til Your River Runs Dry. 
  • Gary Clark Jr: In his most in-depth interview since he exploded on the international blues scene, Gary looks back on his career and talks about his plans for the future. 
  • Magic Slim: Tony Russell pays tribute to the irreplaceable Magic Slim who passed away on February 21 at the age of 75. 
  • James Cotton: In a rare interview, the legendary Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf harpist talks about his life in Chicago blues and his forthcoming Alligator Records release, Cotton Mouth Man. 
  • Wilson T. King: Henry Yates profiles one of the most talked about blues musicians of the past year. 
  • Danny Bryant: The British road warrior, and a real favourite of The Blues, tells Henry Yates about his forthcoming album, Hurricane; learning from Walter Trout; and drinking Guinness with Hubert Sumlin. 
  • King King: Alan Nimmo pops into The Blues offices to talk about life on the road, fisticuffs with The Proclaimers,  and King King's excellent album, Standing In The Shadows. 
  • 20 female blues pioneers: Before Robert Johnson, Muddy, John Lee and the Three Kings, blues music was owned by women. We pay tribute to the artists like Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, that built the blues. 
  • Blues at Sun: In Rocket Men, we tell the story of how Sam Phillips captured the blues of B.B. King and Howlin' Wolf at his Memphis Recording Service [later, Sun Studio] in the early 50s. Plus, in one of his last interviews he gave before his death, Ike Turner talks about the recording of Rocket 88 at Sun, the first rock 'n' roll 45. 
  • First Time I Met The Blues: Chicken Shack's Stan Webb talks about his blues influences, and why Christine McVey owes him a big thank you. 
Plus: 
Our free 15-track CD, The Cat's Whiskers! Lap up the cream of contemporary blues and blues rock with tracks from James Cotton, King King, The Slide Brothers, Red Butler, Lucy Zirins, Albany Down, The Silver Laces, Dave Arcari & The Hellsinki Hellraisers, Craig Hughes and many more! 
 
Reviews: 
All the latest blues-related albums, books and DVDs reviewed and rated!