I’ll Tell Everything I Know

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Cover illustration for “I’ll Tell Everything I Know”

Don’t start me to talking,
I’ll tell everything I know …

Sonny Boy Williamson, on “Down and Out Blues”

I’ll Tell Everything I Know is a collection of twenty-one humorous short stories. It’s related to Dart Travis’s Sixties trilogy, and features Steve Bury the same central character. The stories take place between the summer of 1964 and the autumn of 1965, predating the trilogy. They’re arranged chronologically. The bass guitar image on the cover says it all. The early stories are tales centred around Steve’s garage band, The Etceteras.  Neil, Steve, Greg, Paul and Alfie are not John, Paul, George and Ringo by any stretch of the imagination. The late 1965 tales move out of the garage band into the folk scene.

These are tales of the angst of the young would-be musician and what it was like to be in an incompetent garage band in the mid sixties. Young romance creeps in. They start in the Mod ‘n’ Rocker riots on the beaches in 1964.

The highlighted stories are on the Dart Travis blog as free samples.

The 21 short stories are:

Don’t Start Me To Talking
Bachelor Girls
I’m Telling You Now
Let There Be Drums
New Year Rag
Very Last Day
Oh, Pretty Woman
I’m A Lover Not A Fighter
Handy Man
All Around My Brain
We’ve (not) Got Rhythm
Mr Big
In The Red
The End Of A World
Catch The Wind
Pastoral Interlude
Blues Is The News
Beside Her Was Rosie
Down By The Salley Gardens
Caroline
Battle of The Bands

A further collection of short stories ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD is in preparation, and takes up the same characters in 1967-69. In some ways that later collection will be the outtakes and “bonus stories” from the main trilogy.

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ISBN: 978-1-908103-21-5

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