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David Williams: The First Time I Met The Blues/Bob Brunning & Bill Smith: The 100 Club, An Oral History

Neil Slaven, Blues & Rhythm, September 2009

TWO NEW additions to Nostalgia Corner, neither expensive, one a personal reminiscence from the early years of blues appreciation, the other an informal history of a club that's had a lot of my money over the years, as I'm sure it has yours. Now there's snow on the mountain, long-term Juke Blues reviewer Dave Williams has assumed his biblical inheritance. Turns out he grew up in the same Epsom street as one James Page and their youthful endeavours take up the first part of his tale. Frankly that's not as interesting as his evocation of what it was like to learn about blues and to seek out those fantastic purchases long before they became just another rack in the multi-media store.

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