Paul Vidal and The Big V Jamboree present their favorite web sites



THE Delmore Brothers
SUPERB site masterminded and supervised by Alain Nicolas.
This is, by a mile, the best site devoted to those fabulous Alton & Rabon Delmore.
Brilliantly designed and documented, it is not to be missed.

Ral Donner web site
Another site well worth exploring if you like Ral who was not simply Chicago's Elvis Presley.
He gradually found his own identity and later records are just as great as the early ones.
Terry Wilson is always at the helm - and that's alright with me !!

Goldmine Magazine
When you're into Rock'n'Roll, you HAVE to read Goldmine !! This bi-monthly magazine, established in 1974, is still packed with stories, interviews and discographies on everybody from Bill Haley to Grace Slick to Marshall Crenshaw - and full of ads to help you waste your money on old plastic and new shiny !! Of course, they'll long been online and have an excellent newsletter.

John Tefteller
John Tefteller is THER top dealer in rare, original records from the '30s to the '70s - 45's, 78's and LPs. He runs private auctions every month. Used to write a monthly column for 'Discoveries' and advertised in 'Goldmine' for quite a while. His colorful site is quite nice (check out his 'Museum Quality' pieces !) and he has launched a new one, essentially dedicated to pre-war Blues (

Times Square Records
From New-York, they've been in operation for decades and continue to provide collectors with some of the best pieces of vinyl around. Their site is full of goodies and very easy to navigate. An absolute must for vinyl hounds !! CDs and sheet music are available, too. Frankly, this is the one of the best sites on the Web for hardcore collectors of virtually every musical genre of interest. Run by the mightily knowledgeable Lou Sivani whose book, 'Collecting Rare Records', is a must .

Val Shively's Record Store
Another site which will mesmerize you with its unbelievable quantity of desirable vinyl. Excellent service, too.
But make sure your monthly pay's been transferred first !!