Englishman - Toby Broom
'Englishman' by Toby Broom relays the true-life adventures of an English music fanatic making his way in a black music world. Discovering reggae and soul at a very early age, Toby's love of the music takes him to blues dances, shubeens, pirate radio, sound system, old time domino man pubs, and more record shops than you can shake a stick at. Told with self-deprecating humour and with rich character portraits aplenty, 'Englishman' tells of a man who dreamt of being the next David Rodigan but found the reality tough, if entertaining, going. A must-read for any DJ who has paid his dues, and for any music lover (paperback, new).