Jim O'Neal, who was born in 1948, is an American blues expert, writer, record producer and record company executive.
According to Wikipedia;
He co-founded America's first blues magazine, Living Blues, in Chicago in 1970. Since that time the magazine has set standards for blues history, culture, and journalism worldwide. O'Neal also co-founded Rooster Blues Records, and currently (2007) operates the Stackhouse label, with bases in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and Kansas City. He is co-editor of the book The Voice of the Blues: Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine (Routledge, 2002). O'Neal was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2002.The Voice of the Blues : Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine by Jim ONeal