The Blues Magazine Issue 12

Blues magazine is back! And we bring you the story of American Folk in 64!
The Blues Magazine Issue 12

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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 story: The '64 American Folk, Blues and Gospel Caravan.

When Muddy Water's, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and company hit the UK in '64 there were 200 British blues bands. When they left, there were 2,000. Fifty years on, using day-to-day eyewitness testimony, we take you behind the scenes of the tour and TV broadcast that changed everything.

Also Featured in this issue...

Robert Cray: In this exclusive interview, Charles Shaar Murray celebrates Cray's 40th year as a blues artist with a chat about his new album In My Soul.

60 Years of the Fender Stratocaster: Strat-o-philes including Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Robert Cray and Philip Sayce celebrate the 60th anniversary of the most prolific axe in blues.

Jack Bruce: "Ginger once pulled a knife on me". The Cream legend guides Mick Wall through his, er, very eventful career and new album Silver Rails.

Henry Gray: Exclusive! The last man standing of Chicago blues piano on life with Little Walter, Muddy Waters and Magic Sam...

J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers: The Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers front man on his new blues project and their brilliant album Wild Moon.

Savoy Brown: Guitarist Kim Simmonds talks blues, the 50th anniversary of his much-loved band, and the new album Goin' To The Delta.

Lawrence Jones: The young Brit blues guitarist on braving gators, ghosts and swamp rats to nail his man-sized second album Temptation in Louisiana.

Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide: Belligerent. Outspoken. On the rise. The Brit artist on the journey to new album Get It While You Can.

INTERVIEWED! Johnny Winter, Roger Daltrey, Ben Harper, Joe Louis Walker, Russ Tippins, Nick Waterhouse, Black Tonged Bells, Bob Log III, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, Blackberry Smoke, Robin McKelle, Graham Day & The Forefathers, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Little Devils and Devil Drives...

PLUS! A SUITCASE FULL O' BLUES. Your 15-track CD packed with the cream of contemporary blues including Robert Cray, J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, The Holmes Brothers, Tommy Castro And The Pain Killers, Kaz Hawkins, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Sunday Wilde, Alex McKown (featuring Hamilton Loomis), Rabbit Foot, The Whereabouts and an exclusive track from Laurence Jones (featuring Mike Zito)...