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BluesLetter Number 88 January/February 2018

17 in 17 Compilation CD review and stories by Bob Baugh

Race and Blues in St. Louis Community Dialogue Series by Dr. Rosalind Norman

Torrey Casey and the Southside Hustle CD review by Michael Higgins

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BluesLetter Number 87 November/December 2017

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARK O'SHAUGHNESSY episode two - The second era of BB's by Michael Kuelker

Michael Kuelker also lists Mark O'Shaughnessy's 1980's discography

Bob Baugh looks at this year's Baby Blue Showcase

Bob Baugh reviews the…

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BluesLetter Number 86 July/August 2017

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARK O'SHAUGHNESSY

The Early Days of BB's (episode one) by Michael Kuelker

A Tribute to Stacy Johnson by Bruce Olson

Mark O'Shaughnessy the Poet by Michael Kuelker

Bob Baugh brings us a…

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BluesLetter Number 85 May/June 2017

Harmonica Players of St. Louis
Bob Baugh takes an in-depth look at ten of St. Louis' top players

Young Harp Players of St. Louis
Jeremy Segel-Moss add four young players to the list

Third Annual Atomic Blues Festival

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BluesLetter Number 84 March/April 2017

St. Louis Women of the Blues by Bob Baugh
Kim Massie
Renee Smith
Uvee Hayes
Marsha Evans
Sharon Foehner
Melissa Neels
Tecora Morgan
Laura Green

Victoria Spivey (from the book That St. Louis Thing) by Bruce Olson

Q&A with…Read more
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BluesLetter Number 83 January/February 2017

Happy New Year

St. Louis Blues Society Presents 16 in 16, the third annual compilation CD

Get Involved with the Blues Society this new year

Women of the Blues Exhibit at the National Blues Museum

STLBS new office at NEBULA…Read more
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BluesLetter Number 82 November/December 2016



The winners of the St. Louis Blues Society Regional Blues Challenge The Road to Memphis

IBC Fundraiser Show

Baby Blues Showcase

Jeremy Segel-Moss interviews Marty Abdullah

Preview of 16 in 16 the new St. Louis Blues Society Compilation CD 
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BluesLetter Number 81 October 2016

Alonzo Townsend on his experience at the Big Muddy Blues Festival

Big Mike remembers Preston Hubbard

Lilly's Corner: Spotlight on Frank Bauer

CD Review: Al Holliday Natural Remedies

Johnnie Johnson's wife Francis presented with "Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival…Read more
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BluesLetter Number 80 July/August 2016

Kenny Rice

Road to Memphis

Big Muddy 2016

St. Louis Blues Room at the NBM by Jeremy Segel-Moss

Atomic Blues Festival

Lilley's Corner with Michael Battle

Cast of Blues at the NBM photos by Peter Newcomb
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BluesLetter Number 79 March/April 2016

The National Blues Museum opening April 2, 2016!

Chris Holmes gives us his thoughtful words on the NBM opening in St. Louis with photos from Steve Truesdell

Ethan Leinwand talks on the history of "The 44 Blues"

Reed Radcliffe shares…Read more
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BluesLetter Number 78 January/February 2016

Meet the Blues: Salute to KDHX Blues Programmers 

Looking Forward to the Grand Opening of the National Blues Museum 

It's Time for Musicians and Photographers to Work Together 
by Reed Radcliffe; photo by Crystal Rolfe/Cryrolfe Photography 

Spotlight on the Center…

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BluesLetter number 77 November/December 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

15 in 15 St. Louis Blues Society Compilation CD is nearly complete

National Blues Museum announces Grand Opening date

MADCO and the Blues by David Lancaster

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BluesLetter number 76 September/October 2015

Sharon Foehner: Achieving Excellence
by Joe Pastor
photos by Reed Radcliffe and Lori Jeffress
cover photo by Reed Radcliffe


The St. Louis Blues Society's First Atomic Blues Festival

Blues Workshops at the School of Rock by Jordan Heimburger, Regional Music Director,…Read more
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BluesLetter number 75 July/August 2015

Eugene Johnson: Nobody Told Me that was Albert King


Jason David Cooper profiles Eugene Johnson
Ethan Leinwand's Pre-war Piano Blues: Walter Davis
John Higgins remembers Mike Prokopf
Jeremy Segel-Moss continues his conversation with Dion Brown of the National Blues Museum
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BluesLetter number 74 May/June 2015

Big Mike Aguirre's Thoughts on St. Louis Blues

This pdf is a page-turner!


Tom Hall's Guitar Wonders
Ethan Leinwand's Pre-war Piano Blues continues with James "Stump" Johnson
A Tribute to "Uncle" Dennis Brannaker by Hound Dog Brown
Killer Blues Headstone…Read more
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BluesLetter number 73 March/April 2015

Eric Slaughter


Joe Pastor profiles Eric Slaughter
Southwestern Illinois College East St. Louis Blues Seminar
Remembering Dutch Schultz
Suzie Gilb reviews Johnny Fox's Room to Move and Time to Think
Jeremy Segel-Moss interviews Rob Endicott, Chairman of the Board of…Read more
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BluesLetter number 72 January/February 2015

The St. Louis Blues Society 14 in 14 Compilation CD

The Artists of the 2014 St. Louis Blues Society Compilation CD 14 in 14
Arthur Williams
Big George Brock
Eugene Johnson and Company
Al Holliday
Soulard Blues Band
Rough Grooves…Read more
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BluesLetter number 71 November/December 2014

Congratulations to the Winners of the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge


Jeremy Segel-Moss and Reed Radcliffe report on the St. Louis Blues Challenge
Kimmy V remembers The Shanti
Jeremy Segel-Moss profiles the National Blues Museum Radio Show
Joe Pastor continues…Read more