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Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: My Life In The Jazz World by Val Wilmer

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Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: My Life In The Jazz World by Val Wilmer

Published by The Women's Press Pbk 377 pp (1991)

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Signed copies of jazz photographer and commentator Val Wilmer's autobiography, following her recent Wire Salon at London Cafe OTO in July 2017.

“Val Wilmer is an internationally acknowledged writer and photographer – a woman with great stories to tell. Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This is her no-holds-barred autobiography. She brings vividly to life her encounters with the known and unknown artists who created new forms of music as a means of recording black people's history. Her journeys to Africa, Harlem and rural Mississippi, recalled here, were part of her quest to establish herself as a professional jazz commentator. Val Wilmer was a woman – a lesbian – in an all-male world. Her experience of growing up in 1950s Britain, and recollections of the early years of the women's movement, have added to her unusual perspective on jazz and other music.”