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Walking by Myself: a Commentary on Jimmy Rogers

John Broven, Blues Unlimited, 23 June 1965

MANY ERSTWHILE modern blues recordings are perhaps shrouded in a greater veil of mystery today than many of their earlier counterparts. That this is so is due almost entirely by neglect thrust upon them by the record industry – not that the record-buying public can be wholly absolved from blame. Neglect has brought on an advanced state of ignorance and has led to many disturbing consequences. This is highlighted by the wholesale disappearance of many important figures who played and recorded in the 'fifties.

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