biography_square button_minus button_plus close_artbutton exhibitionarrow_left exhibitionarrow_right follow_button home_sq-artefacetsViewArtefacts home_sq-exhibitionViewExhibitions home_sq-sqaureSupportUs home_sq-uploadUploadArtefact artist dj keyword_3 industry keyword_member magglass newburger onthisday_button profileicon randomiser_button reload_button soundcloud twitter uploadbutton zoom_in

Artefact

Kenny Williams Interview Part 1
Interviewer: Yvonne McCalla
With kind permission of Commonword

*Photo pending*

Kenny Williams was born in Moss Side in 1938. Before joining the RAF in the 1960s, he worked as jazz singer all over Manchester, appearing regularly at The Nile. Here he talks about the pre-Reno club The Palm Beach; Monton House shebeen; meeting Muhammed Ali; gigging with Calypsonian legend Lord Kitchener; and what it was like growing up as a 'Shine Boy' (a term for mixed-race, Liverpudlian in origin) on Upper Lloyd Street.
Artefact added : 24th January 2012
by Abigail
If you'd like to leave a comment, please Login. Login