The Billy Jenkins Listening Club

Billy Jenkins with press cutting about Barry Mitchell and Wing Music, photographed by Beowulf Mayfield

Billy Jenkins with a 1997 press cutting about his celebration of Barry Mitchell and Wing Music on the CD Still... Sounds Like Bromley. Photographed by Beowulf Mayfield.

Teenage Bill Cleans Up

As a teenager in Bromley Billy Jenkins made himself useful first as a part-time cleaner and later a part-time guitar teacher at Wing Music, a music equipment and instrument shop run by the late Barry Mitchell. In this episode we hear teenage Bill perched on the speaker stacks telling an even younger Beowulf Mayfield about those times and listen to what might have happened if keyboard giants James Taylor and Django Bates had wandered into the shop with bass king Mike Mondesir and drum legend Martin France...

Series Three, Episode Four: Barry Mitchell/Wing Music

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Club Credits

The very young Beowulf Mayfield one high noon in the 1970s

The Billy Jenkins Listening Club webcast is presented by creative photographer and former jazz columnist Beowulf "Wulfie" Mayfield, pictured above upholding the law of the back garden one high noon in the 1970s.

The music played in this episode is Barry Mitchell/Wing Music from the 1997 CD album Still... Sounds Like Bromley.

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