Welcome to the Autumn 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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In VJM 191, we present the eighth and final part of Ralph Wondraschek’s exhaustive epic series on the ‘Original Memphis Five’. This will also be available on the website with a full list of references. We also present a central spread of a fine photo of the band.

Our other featured article is from Russ Shor who tells the fascinating story of Martinican clarinetist Alexandre Stellio (1885-1939). Russ will also share some mp3 files of Stellio’s music from this own collection to complement the article.

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. For a selection online, see the Reviews page. In this issue, as a bonus Russ Shor and Tony Burke interview those responsible for two products under review to complement the reviews. Ate’s Discographical Ramblings feature some fascinating information gathered and presented by Ate van Delden (see a selection of his Ramblings online to be updated in the next few days), while the Wants page continues to help hot collectors with their junking!

See our VJM’s Famous Record Auctions where we have another fantastic offering of mouthwatering Jazz and Blues 78s, LPs, books and other goodies! 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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