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By Benjamin Franklin V

ISBN-10: 1611176212

ISBN-13: 9781611176216

In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V files the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the 19th century to the current. The musicians variety from the popular (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the impressive (Freddie eco-friendly, Josh White), to the principally forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the vague (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson).

Though the time period “jazz” is usually understood, if tricky to outline, “blues” has developed through the years to incorporate rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul tune. Performers in those genres are represented, as are contributors of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. the quantity additionally treats nineteenth-century musicians who played what may be known as proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, drugs indicates, vaudeville, and the like.

Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster younger, the book’s entries comprise uncomplicated biographical info, South Carolina flats, occupation info, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band participants, motion pictures, awards, websites, and lists of assets for added interpreting. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the best measure attainable by means of consulting such resources because the census, army registers, passport functions, and different public files together with, whilst legislation authorised, demise certificate. info in those documents authorised him to dispel myths and proper incorrect information that experience surrounded South Carolina’s musical historical past for generations.

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