Welcome to the Spring 2021 update of VJM’s website!

Trevor Benwell started Vintage Jazz Mart in 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world. Our readers live in over 20 countries across 5 continents!

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We have three featured articles in this issue. Ralph Wondraschek presents ‘Original Memphis Five’ Part 7, including more fine photographs. The eighth and final instalment is currently scheduled for publication in VJM 191. We also have Blues For Jelly Roll & Fatsan interesting piece from Steven Lasker and Lewis Porter on the identity of the saxophonist on Jelly Roll Morton’s first known recording session in June 1923 for Paramount. In our third featured article, Blackbirds of ’28 to the Taj Mahal, Russ Shor tells the fascinating story of Myrtle ‘Paquita’ Watkins, whose career took her to Europe and Asia for decades, including recording in India. Paquita’s good quality music is little known, and Russ shares some mp3 files from his collection on this page to compliment the article, so be sure to check those out.

We've all the regular features as always - the Reviews section offers informative and incisive analysis of the latest issues in sound and print, physical and digital. Ate’s Discographical Ramblings has some fascinating information gathered and presented by Ate van Delden, while the Wants page continues to help hot collectors with their junking!

See our VJM’s Famous Record Auctions we will have another fantastic offering of mouthwatering Jazz and Blues 78s for sale! Amazingly, there are even more in the hard copy and online editions of VJM -  not all the auction listings are available on the VJM website - to see the others you’ll have to subscribe to the magazine - it’s great value and you can get your subscription HERE

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