A new year and a new start, as we can finally put our health issues behind us and begin to clear the log jam of Easy book titles! First out of the blocks will be the Brain Smith Blues Photo Book, and that’s a couple of revised pages shown in the spread above. If you have not yet subscribed to the mailing list this is recommended as newsletters will be sent out there first with news of the project before being posted to the wider public here (a couple have already been sent) as well as some special merchandise. Blues fans will know, but that’s Willie Dixon on stage in 1962 in the spread, shot by Brian from the side of the stage at Manchester Free Trade Hall. It’s a great atmospheric image and shot under terrible lighting with a very modest camera and no flash. Brian had to wait for the big ABC TV cameras to move out of the way before he could grab the frame.

Brian himself has also been getting over some health issues after an operation and we wish him well. He has been sort out another of his images being loaned to a CD firm doing a collection of Long John Baldry material, we will post details when we are allowed. In the meantime a big thank you to just about everyone for their patience over this title’s long delay.