Brian Smith – Blues photographer

R & B Scene - photos by Brian Smith
R & B Scene, photos by Brian Smith, edited by Roger Eagle
Boom Boom Boom Boom - book by Brian Smith
Boom Boom Boom Boom – book by Brian Smith

Brian Smith – Blues photographer, was a friend of Roger Eagle and it was Brian who photographed many of the artists appearing at The Twisted Wheel, at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester and other places.

The list of photographs of these artists ties in with their performances at ‘The Wheel’ and you can see the complete list below.

Boom Boom Boom Boom – Brian Smith Book

Now, the photographs that Brian took in the 1960’s are to appear in the book:

Boom Boom Boom Boom

That title must have something to do with John Lee Hooker who appeared several times at the first, Brazennose Street ‘Wheel’.

FEATURING : Johnny Guitar Watson, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Hubert Sumlin, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones, Carl Perkins AND MANY MORE. However its been in the pipeline for years and no sign of it?

Brian’s pictures featured in Roger Eagles R&B Scene.

 Millie Small (“My Boy Lollipop”) with Roger Eagle 1964. Photo (c) Brian Smith, Brian sent me lots of his photographs for use within my various Soul / Twisted Wheel websites.

R & B Scene Magazine
R & B Scene Magazine