Mike Williams

Mike Williams - Lonely Soldier

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I’m A Lonely Soldier (1966)

This fabulous mournful record by Mike Williams is illustrated on its sleeve (UK Atlantic) by Johnny Spencer. Another great record that was heavily played at Manchester’s Blue Note club was William Bell‘s Marching Off To War.

As was subsequently discovered, the number of American black youth called up to fight in the Vietnam war far outweighed the number of white in terms of size of populations…