Welcome to the Juke Blues Magazine website

This is the homepage of Juke Blues, the three-times award-winning music magazine. Juke Blues publishes quality coverage of all types of African-American blues and traditional music, from the city to Southern soul, from vintage R&B to gospel and zydeco, with just a touch of other related genres. Each issue is a goldmine of information.

Current issue No. 72

76 pages, full colour throughout

Baton Records

A detailed look at the rise and fall of the small, much admired label, in New York in the 1950s, from the personal memories of label owner Sol Rabinowitz — includes Noble Watts, Esquerita, Jimmy Ricks, plus the origins of 'Got My Mojo Working'!

Country Pete McGill

A neat little life-story of the talented West Coast artist who considers himself a downhome Delta bluesman

The Green Brothers

The soulful and revealing story of Bobby & Al, who were the last signing to the Stax label

The Brooklyn All Stars and The Messengers (remembering Willie Banks)

Two 'gospel profiles', drawn from interviews with surviving members of these great gospel groups

The Lil' Band O' Gold

Louisiana legends C.C. Adcock, Warren Storm and David Egan tell their stories, and how the band came about, in our Southern Roots pages.


Plus tons more, including
  • News (with Dick Shurman’s Chicago report)
  • Festival reports
  • Obituaries (sadly too many artists have left us)
  • Loads of great photos . . . and of course masses of reviews throughout, including CDs and books!

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Three-times Award winner

• Keeping The Blues Alive, 2000
• Sweet Soul Music, 2001
• Blues Hall of Fame Classic of Blues Literature, 2004

Photo:
Denis Lewis