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Keith Randall Stanley, I envy you finding The Diskery then. It took me until late '67, but I made up for lost time by buying a lot of LPs and EPs there. I didn't always get on well with Maurice the proprietor, but his manager, Jim, was a good man. Perhaps my most vivid memory is of finding The Last Great Sixties Blues Compilation there, on the weekend of its release.

I went to The Diskery in about 1963, a naive teenager thinking that playing jazz at home would be an act of rebellion. Certainly the shop was all I could hope it to be - felt a complete outsider. I bought one of Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings, in green sleeve and with a glassine sleeves. I did not realize that most of it was talk! My next purchase was Thelonious Monk's "Thelonious Himself".
Jan Witkowski

Read more about the The Diskery on the My Brighton and Hove website.

Carl Dene quote from 'The Record Players'.




86 Western Road Brighton / East Sussex
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