Featuring new original research, discographies and articles by MIchael Hortig, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Alex Van Der Tuuk, John Collinson, K.B. Rau, Helge Thuygesen, Marshall Wyatt and many others. Reprints of many 'lost' interviews and articles from the artists themselves. 'Blues & Jazz Advertised' from the era of the 78 record plus stunning original artwork by Nick Cowper, Chris Powell, Wally Fawkes and Robert Crumb.
176 packed full colour A4 pages of text with over 200 photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished.
Individual artists 'covered' range from Fate Marable to Winston Holmes, George Lewis to Peetie Wheatstraw, Roberta Dudley to Thunder Smith, June Cark to Willie Brown and Freddie Keppard to Cow Cow Davenport.
They're all here, and many more, in the long awaited number three edition of this exciting publication
Each copy comes with a complimentary 26 track CD that includes many classic recordings as well as previously unissued rarities, test pressings, vanity & field recordings plus alternative takes by some of the greatest (and obscure) Blues & Jazz artists of the 1920s and 1930s. Remastered to perfection by several of the world's leading sound restorers
Update: 7th. October: It's now released & you can order a copy and my thanks to the numerous people out there that supported us by ordered ahead of the release date.
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