Recommended stuff

I am currently preparing a list of several hundred 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs that will shortly be for sale.

Rather than sell them individually, I would rather sell them all together, or at least all in each category. Buyer to collect in southern England.

Anyone wanting to see the lists can contact me now.

  Current projects

I'm currently working on two music-related projects. They're big ones, but they have serious deadlines so you may see them soon.

'The Memphis Blues Box' - a set of 20 CDs containing all the best blues music recorded in Memphis by Memphis-area singers and musicians from 1927 right through to the 1970s when the days of the 78 and 45 rpm single disc ended. Due out first of 2020.

'Tennessee Troubadours' - a book collecting together many of my unpublished and formerly-published but much updated interviews and features on musicians who criss-crossed the mid-South and beyond in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Due out in 2017/2018.



about his early life and influences......Click here - when I can figure out how to upload it.


February 2019  -  Grammy medal for the CD boxed set 'At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight'.

otherwise, watch this space, as they say...


August 14 2017 - 7 pm (UK)
Paul Jones blues show, BBC radio 2  - talking about Slim Harpo


re. Slim Harpo

October 27 to November 3 - Book promotion tour of Louisiana, Mississippi and Memphis. 

  For Sale


Research into rock music history -

Rock 'n ' roll and roots - books and CDs about country, blues, R&B and the like.

Here's where I talk about what I'm currently working on, what I've got for sale, and some of the links to interesting things I recommend.

Among the many interesting and valuable music history websites, I can fully recommend a visit to the following - all by or about people I know well or have worked with. 

John Broven

Peter Guralnick

BACM - Archive of Country Music

Bear Family

Rocks back pages

Country Music Foundation

Blues Foundation

Baton Rouge Blues

American Music

Now Dig This

Blues & Rhythm

Deep Soul Heaven

Music Mentor Books

(This list is by no means complete yet)

And if you want to get right back to the original roots of recorded music, you'll need to check out these record dealers:


Craig Moerer

Nauck's vintage records