The 'Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 5' edited by Paul Swinton, is now available to order from Frog Records here: https://www.frog-records.co.uk/products/the-frog-blues-jazz-annual-no-5-musicians-records-music-of-the-78-era .
Of interest for this forum, the guitar related items are as follows:
- Two long interview pieces on Son House from David Evans, Al Wilson and Taj Mahal.
- A piece on Kokomo by Bob Groom, mention of Kokomo Arnold and Tommy McLennon
- The story of Scrapper (Blackwell) and LeRoy (Carr) by Paul Swinton.
- A piece on Arkansas by Bruce Bastin, mention of Big Bill Broonzy
- Two pieces on Eddie Lang - an autobiographical piece and an appreciation. A new picture with Lang in casual clothes on the beach with friends as well.
- Oscar 'Buddy' Woods of the Shreveport Homewreckers with great photo, film stills and Lomax interview information.
- A great piece on Earl McDonald and the Jug Bands in Louisville with some stunning photos.
A complimentary 26 track CD also comes with each annual with great Jazz and Blues in fantastic sound including:
- 'South Carolina Rag' take-1 by Willie Walker, and tracks by Blind Willie McTell, Oscar Woods, Eddie Lang and Carl Kress, Big Bill Broonzy
- Great up-close private 1949 version of 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out' by Scrapper Blackwell
- Son House on 'Am I Right Or Wrong' (very rare recorded instance of him ragging the blues) and 'Delta Blues'
- A radio interview with jug player and bandleader Earl McDonald.
This is a beautifully produced collector's edition, vital for all lovers of Blues & Jazz music from the 78 era, on thick glossy paper. Over 200 pages of fascinating articles, and over 350 beautifully reproduced photographs and vintage illustrations.
Check it out!
All the best,