Cyril Davies... British Blues Harp Pioneer

Brian Rust, jazz enthusiast and writer.

The people who supported the development of the UK blues scene.
The background to the development of the London blues scene.
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Brian was a very important, unseen, part of the jazz revival. He collected recordings, published catalogues of early jazz performances and wrote many sleeve notes and articles on jazz. His main acheivement was the seminal discography, Jazz Records 1897-1942.

Here is a comprehensive interview, Part 1 and Part 2 by Nick Bellow.

Here is a article about John, the Sage of Hatch End, in the IAJRC Journal, by George Hulme.

The people who supported the development of the UK blues scene.
The background to the development of the London blues scene.
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