78rpm Magazines

A list of good magazines which deal with vintage popular music and 78rpm record collecting

Also recommended dealers in back issues of magazines

this page first published by John Wright, 3 May 1997
last update 19 December 2012vintage@r2ok.co.uk

E-mail John Wright if you know a good magazine to add to this list

UK Magazines

  1. VJM's Jazz and Blues Mart
    UK Editor : Mark Berresford, PO Box 78, Nottingham, NG6 8RY
    lots of good articles and mail auctions
    Tel/Fax: 0115-927-4366
    NEW! Visit the VJM Website or e-mail Mark Berresford
    The price for one year's subscription is 18 UK, 20 Europe, 27 Australia/S. Africa.
    Subscriptions for America, Japan and Canada are available from VJM's American office (see US magazines section below for website details).

  2. Memory Lane
    PO Box 1939, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 3UH
    - lots of articles on British dance bands and personalities of the 20's - 40's, no record auctions.
    - home of The Al Bowlly Circle, a 'fan club' devoted to the singer.
    - subscriptions for 4 issues: UK 10.00, overseas surface 14.00/$30.00, overseas air mail 22.00/$50.00 (no money orders or Eurocheques).
    - check out the website Memory Lane
    - email the editor Ray Pallett for further information.

  3. Hillandale News
    published by the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society.
    Visit the CLPGS Homepage and for membership details contact Chris Hamilton

  4. Call Boy
    quarterly magazine of the British Music Hall Society.
    Check their website

USA Magazines

  1. VJM's Jazz and Blues Mart
    US Editor : Russ Shor, PO Box 8184, Radnor PA 19087
    -lots of good articles and mail auctions
    Tel: 610-688-4842,
    Visit the VJM Webpage or e-mailRuss Shor

  2. Joslin's Jazz Journal has auction lists and informative articles.
    Gene Joslin's magazine no longer has a website but you can e-mail Gene at sheri@par1.net
    or write to JJJ, Box 213, Parsons, KS 67357 USA,
    or Fax: 316-421-0035

  3. Mississippi Rag
    This publication covers traditional jazz and ragtime, and many readers are 78 collectors.
    editor Leslie Johnson
    e-mail: editor@mississippirag.com
    Visit the website: Mississippi Rag

  4. Victrola and 78 Journal
    Visit editor Tim Gracyk's homepage and read a review of recent issues.
    You can obtain a copy of the most recent 'Victrola and 78 Journal' from editor Tim Gracyk for $5, e-mail Tim for his address.

  5. The New Amberola Graphic (NAG) is published 4 times per year by The New Amberola Phonograph Company, 213 New Caledonia Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819. Publisher is Martin F. Bryan. NAG has been around for about 25 years and caters mainly to those interested in the acoustic era but also covers the early electric era as well. Contains record auctions. Subscription is $12 for 8 issues. E-mail address not known.

  6. Past Times
    Visit editor Randy Skretvedt's homepage and find out about this American nostalgia entertainment newsletter.
    It covers 78rpm interests, old movies, TV and radio programmes.

  7. In The Groove
    published by the Michigan Antique Phonograph Society
    For information contact the editor, Phil Stewart, e-mail pgstewart@aol.com

  8. 78 Quarterly
    Magazine for blues fans, visit the 78 Quarterly website

Sales of back issues

G's Jazz, Inc. have back issues of magazines like Downbeat, Metronome, as well as LP recordings, rare and out of print jazz books, videos, memorabilia for sale to collectors. Inquiries welcome, 24 hour fax.
Gary Alderman, P.O. Box 259164, Madison, WI 53725-9164 USA
Phone: (608)274-3527, Fax: (608)277-1999
Email: gjazz@mail.tds.net
Visit website:http://www.artstech.com/gjazz

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