Living Blues #283 March/April 2023
A Soul Man’s Blues
By Roger Wood
At age 70 soul and R&B singer Stan Mosley may have just released his best recording to date and it shows what a powerful blues vocalist he can be. Born in Chicago, Mosley has spent the last 50 years making a name for himself on the chitlin’ circuit. As he states, “I can bring the rhythm and the blues.”
Blues Was Calling
By David Whiteis
Chicago-born BIGLLOU Johnson is a multifaceted entertainer. Over the years he has played saxophone, done voiceover work, emceed live shows, worked as a DJ, acted in major movies, and recorded a string of blues albums. And his fascinating career is still blossoming.
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon
Everything Is Beautiful
By William Wirtz
Bobby Blackmon cut his blues teeth in the hot Austin scene watching artists like Bobby Bland, T.D. Bell, and Junior Parker in the 1950s. He formed his first band in the early 1960s, but after graduating from college his life took an unexpected turn when he became a pharmaceutical salesman. After 25 years, though, he hung it up and moved to Florida to return to the blues.
Let It Roll
Peg Leg Howell and His Gang – Columbia Records, Atlanta, November 8, 1926, and April 8, 1927
By Jas Obrecht
Peg Leg Howell’s life and music date back to the pre-blues era. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, in 1888, Howell moved to Atlanta in 1923. He cut his first sides on November 8, 1926, for Columbia Records and returned to the studio for another session on April 8, 1927.
- New Releases: Taj Mahal, Ernie Vincent,
and Jewel Brown
- Reissues: Roy Gaines, Blind Willie McTell,
and Etta James
Breaking Out: Adam Falcon
LB Talks to Joe Louis Walker
Living Blues Radio Charts Top 50 Blues Albums of 2022
Cover photo by Gene Tomko: Stan Mosley, Houston, Texas, January 2023.