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Issue #54 - Spring 2001 - Reprint and PDF Now Available!!!

 

 Blue Suede News #54 has 68 pages with a slick cover. The issue features Grammy winner Dave Alvin, excellent song writer, performer, producer and ex-Blasters guitarist. His work spans Folk, Blues, Country, Swing, Jazz, Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll, he worked with Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, Tom Russell, Katy Moffatt, The Derailers, Sonny Burgess, Christy McWilson, Red Meat, Big Sandy and others. Rockabilly and Country singer Helen Hall is interviewed. She was friends with music pioneer Charline Arthur and maybe you have heard Helen's song Hello Baby in a car commercial recently! Her 50s songs appear on the "Gals of The Big D Jamboree CD. The issue also includes a portrait of the rockin' rebel Charline Arthur herself, she was rockin' and movin' and shakin' before Elvis ever got going There is also a story about '60s beat band Barry & The Remains (who appeared on shows with the Beatles!) and band leader Barry Tashian, who played with The Flying Burrito Brothers and is still active in the folk and country scene today. Also included here is a story about the drummer Matt Lucas, a rockabilly and rock'n'roll performer who played with Narvel Felts. In the feature "whatever happened to" we find the Elegants who had a hit with Little Star in 1958. Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airman reunion show gets a write up and German Surf Band The Tsunami Riders. Also for all Beatles and beat fans there is an interesting feature with lots of insider information about the Hamburg days of the Sabres, an English beat band. Also available in pdf form, which can be e-mailed anywhere in the world for the same price! E-mail to inquire about that price (about half what it costs us to print and ship a reprint copy in the U.S.).


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