Living Blues #284 May/June 2023
From Intern to Atlanta Legend
By Mark Coltrane
Albert White is among the last of the great Atlanta blues artists. His 60-plus-year career, which he kicked off as a member of one of the city’s most popular 1960s blues bands, Dr. Feelgood and the Interns, has made White a local legend.
Born in Chicago, No Silver Spoon in My Mouth
By Christopher Klug
Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 have established themselves as one of the top rising blues bands in the eastern United States. The Chicago-born singer fronts the band with flash and flare, belting out classic blues and soul.
Finding a Blues Home in Sunny San Diego
By Jim Trageser
This Mississippi-born bluesman cut his teeth in the New York music scene with a young Jimmy James, later known as Jimi Hendrix. Day jobs and family eventually brought the guitarist to California, where he has been a mainstay on the San Diego blues scene for more than 35 years.
Let It Roll
Charley Patton, Son House, Willie Brown, and Louise Johnson, Paramount Records, Grafton, Wisconsin, August 1930
By Jas Obrecht
The August 1930 sessions of Charley Patton, Son House, Willie Brown, and Louise Johnson for Paramount Records are some of the most revered in blues history. They comprise the third session for Patton, the first for House, and the only commercial sides for Brown and Johnson. The love triangle between Patton, House, and Johnson only adds to the remarkable story.
- New Releases: Arthur Adams, William Bell, Eric Bibb, and more
- Reissues: Floyd Dixon, Bobby Bland, Big Bill Broonzy, and more
Breaking Out: Louisiana Al
LB Talks to John Primer
Cover photo by Roger Stephenson: Albert White at the King Biscuit Blues Festival, 2016.