Welcome to the world of "Blues And Rhythm". This site is devoted to the enjoyment, the history, and the perpetuation of classic rhythm and blues music. It includes the activities of its owner, James Bakay, in attempting to achieve those goals. We hope you will find something... or better yet, things, that will accomplish that for you.

Site Features

The site includes links to currently broadcast radio shows, archived radio shows (Jim's and those of several others), links to videos, highlights from vocal groups (those in which Jim sings or has sung, as well as others), selected collector shows, as well as other information that we hope will help you enjoy this wonderful musical art form.

eddiejimbobbyEddie Rich of The Swallows (left) and the late Bobby Thomas of The Vibranaires/Orioles (right) with Jim at the Group Legends concert in NJ, June 2011






Tickets available for September 22, 2018 for the South Philly Stringband Club appearance of:





plus special guests

Deborah Charleston

Darrall Campbell

Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets via PayPal.