The Mound City Blue Blowers, 1924. Courtesy Ray Mitchell.
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Welcome to the 60th Anniversary update of VJM! Trevor Benwell started VJM in the autumn of 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world!
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.
We're very pleased to offer on this special anniversary web update the first part of superbly-researched article by white jazz authority Nick Dellow on the early career of legendary jazz guitarist Eddie Lang. Much new light is shed on Lang's formative years, with more revelations promised for the second part too! Also on the website is an extended feature on the people who make VJM happen - its regular contributors and reviewers - follow the Meet The Team link. All this plus a great selection of selected auctions from the latest issue.
The 'hard copy' edition of VJM's Jazz and Blues Mart also has our 60th Anniversary Prize Jazz and Blues Crossword, and is once again jam-packed with a mouthwatering selection of Vintage Jazz and Blues 78 Record Auctions and Set Price Sales - some of which you will not see again for a long time! This time we also have a terrific selection of Auction lists on the web update from some very well known collectors and dealers, 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 to the magazine! 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!