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.).
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).