Blue Suede News #51 (summer
2000) has 68 pages with a slick cover and features a cover story about SUN
Rockabilly wild man Sonny Burgess, one of the most amazing acts on
Sam Phillips' Sun label out of Memphis. Sonny still rocks like crazy today
although he never made it as big as label mates Elvis, Johnny Cash and Carl
Perkins. He talks about the early years in this interview and boy is his
memory good and amazing stories are being told here! There is also a story
about The Siegel Schwall Band, Corky Siegel and Jim Schwall
started out in 1965 and got to back great blues music legends like Howlin'
Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Otis Spann.
A big feature article about the Hemsby Rockabilly weekender #24 is
included with lots of cool photos. It's the biggest Rockabilly festival
in the world with 5000 fans attending each year. It's written from the point
of an American fan and artist appearing at this English 5-day event with
Tommy Sands, Donnie Brooks, Larry Donn, Ronnie Dawson,
The Olympics, Freddie Bell and lots more. There is also a
feature about The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekender, headlined
by Alvis Wayne, Ray Condo, Eddie Bond, Jodie Reynolds,
Mack Self, Mack Stevens, Lew Williams, Paul Burlison
and others. This issue also has an interview with Ned Sublette, titled
Rumba, Western Syle. Wayne the Train Hancock also gets interviewed
about his so called alt. Country. He's the real deal, the Hank Williams
of this century. On the Blues side we get to hear from T-Model Ford,
a 78-year old bluesman from the deep south and now recording for Fat Possum
You can purchase this issue securely online now! OR you can order the digital version in PDF form e-mailed to you for $7.50! Click here for PDF please note which issue you're ordering with the payment! You'll see issue #45, but can order other 68 page issues from that same page.
(#35 - #56 - #56 is 60 pages).