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Welcome to the latest update of VJM's website! Trevor Benwell started VJM in 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world!
This jam-packed issue sees the first part of a major examination of the recordings made by ‘The Choo Choo Jazzers’, a name used on Ajax records only but useful to attach to the records made by a group of black musicians in the 1920s based around clarinettist Bob Fuller, pianist Louis Hooper and banjoist Elmer Snowden, the latter best known nowadays for his early association with Duke Ellington. Its detail surpasses any previous discographies, including A/B designations, composer credits, personnel identification and discussion and much more. The ‘hard copy’ of the magazine also has an compementary article on pianist Louis Hooper, as well as an in-depth examination of the life and career of ‘Twenties African American vocalist - and yodeller (!) - Roy Evans, but you’ll need to subscribe to the magazine to read them!
In the 'hard copy' we've more great articles and a truly fantastic selection of Jazz and Blues 78s on offer from some of the best-known and well-respected dealers and collectors around! Our proven track record of problem-free transactions forged over 60 years, together with unbeatable value advertising rates (that’s a fact - no fat cat shareholders or dotcom billionaires to pay dividends to here!) means we regularly offer the finest selection of records to be found anywhere - and this issue is particularly fine.
Whilst you'll find a great selection of Jazz and Blues 78 records and LPs for auction on the website remember - there are many more record auctions and more articles in the 'hard copy' of the magazine - and 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 regular features, including our now-legendary CD and Book reviews, Ate van Delden's 'Discographical Ramblings' page and other articles not available here - you really don't know what you're missing if you don't subscribe. The world’s leading Jazz and Blues 78 and LP collectors subscribe to VJM - ask them why!
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