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Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This - My Life in the Jazz Wor


337 pages
The Women's Press

Writer, photographer.

An autobiography by Val Wilmer, respected photographer and writer on jazz. She tells of her first encounters with music, her tentative approaches to the jazz 'greats' during their early visits to Britain in the 1950s, and her struggle to establish herself as a professional jazz comentator in an otherwise all-male world. Illustrated with unique pictures from the author's personal collection, as well as her own photographs of the jazz musicians she knew.

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