Black Music magazine (SC 164)

Collection Number

SC 164


The monthly magazine Black Music was published in London by IPC Specialist and Professional Press Ltd. from December 1973 until July 1984, when it was absorbed by Blues & Soul. Ray Coleman was Editor in Chief, Alan Lewis served as Editor, and staff writers included Tony Cummings and reggae historian Carl Gayle. The magazine's stated mission in the inaugural issue was to cover all Black music across the African diaspora, "from Harlem, New York, to Kingston, Jamaica, from London to Lagos." Regular columns included News, New Blood, Albums, Charts, New releases, Hey Mr. DJ, Crossword, Dave Godin, Gospel, What's Going On, and On Stage, Films, Books.