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Book By: Robert Morritt

As a Teen, after working ,I would travel from Toronto to Buffalo, New York each Saturday.My first stop was always Herb Ross’s Record Bar on the East side. A goldmine of old R&B and Blues records! I recall purchasing “Is There Something on Your Mind” by Bobby Marchan and “Fannie Mae” by Buster Brown (both on the FIRE label. Back in Toronto later I met Jimmy Reed and talked with him between sets when I worked for the Toronto Daily Star.I then moved to Britain. My career took me away from the ‘Blues’ for a few years.I returned to Canada six years later and took vacations to the South.In Kentucky at a ‘Flea Market’, I bought a blues gospel record by street singers Blind Willie Jackson and his brother ’of “Telephone to Glory” on Broadway 5050,(Year 1929) worth $50+,The price was only fifty cents.from then on I was hooked and back into the music scene.This book follows the growth of the blues from the Delta to Chicago and beyond.

Submitted:Sep 15, 2012    Reads: 3    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   



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