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Blues Unlimited (ISSN 0006-5153) was a British monthly music magazine dealing with all aspects of blues music. Co-founded in 1963 by Simon A. Napier (not to be confused with Simon Napier-Bell) and Mike Leadbitter, it was - along with its later American counterpart Living Blues - considered one of the premier magazines for blues music. It adopted the name of an earlier magazine published by Max Vreede in the Netherlands, which had ceased publication. [1]

The magazine launched in April 1963 [2] as a typed, mimeographed pamphlet; its last issue (#148/149), by then a full-fledged photo-offset production, was published in the winter of 1987 [2] and edited by Mike Rowe. [3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Steve Cushing, Pioneers of the Blues Revival, University of Illinois Press, ISBN  0252096207, 2014, p.170
  2. ^ a b W. K. McNeil (18 October 2013). Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music. Taylor & Francis. p. 155. ISBN  978-1-135-37707-6. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Paul Garon: Historiography.- in Edward M. Komara (ed.): Encyclopedia of the Blues. Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2005, 1440 pp., ISBN  0-415-92699-8