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One-Off Memphis Slim Live Recording Found In Charity Shop

04/11/2016
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(The Blues) A Memphis Slim concert recording from 1961, thought to be the only one in existence, is set for public release after it was found in a charity shop. The vinyl disc was owned by a local musician in Lynn, Norfolk, who ran the jazz club in which Slim performed during a UK tour 55 years ago.

When Peter Heseltine died recently, many of his records were donated to the Oxfam shop in Huntingdon - where the Slim recording was discovered by manager Geoffrey Stalker.

He tells the Lynn News: "I rang the sound archive at the British Library, and as they were so very interested, I donated it to them. The British Library think this may be the only existing recording. It's of such historical interest, the team are very excited.

"They're currently digitizing it, and they'll make it available to the public at some point." Read more here.

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