Bulgarian sheet music cover. Courtesy Rainer Lotz
STOP PRESS! VJM gets a mention in the New York Times! This excellent article on women blues singers Geeshie Wiley and Evie Thomas can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/13/magazine/blues.html?_r=1
Welcome to the latest update of VJM's website! Trevor Benwell started VJM in the autumn of 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world!
We're very pleased to offer on this web update the second part of superbly-researched article by white jazz authority Nick Dellow on the early career of legendary jazz guitarist Eddie Lang. Nick sheds much new light on Lang's time spent in London with the Mound City Blue Blowers in 1925 and discusses the tantalising prospect that Lang recorded on at least two occasions during his visit. We also have a fine article by the late John Collinson on Bessie Smith's Parlophone issues, but you'll have to subscribe to read it - we can't let everything go for free! All this plus a great selection of selected auctions from the latest issue.
We've great articles and a fantastic selection of Jazz and Blues 78s and vinyl on offer from some of the best-known dealers and collectors around! Our proven track record of problem-free transactions forged over 60 years, together with amazingly cheap advertising rates (no shareholders to pay dividends to here!) means we regularly offer the finest selection of records to be found anywhere.
Ypu'll find a great selection of records for auction on the website but remember - there are still several thousand records in the 'hard copy' of the magazine that you will not find on our website - you will only see them by subscribing to the magazine! What gems are you missing out on by not subscribing? It costs less than you think!
We've all the usual features, including our now-legendary CD and Book reviews, our 'Discographical Ramblings' page and other articles not available on the website - you really don't know what you're missing if you don't subscribe! Meanwhile enjoy the articles and the hundreds of fine records on offer - again, this is only a fraction of what the paper edition of the magazine actually contains!