An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians - download pdf or read online

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 extraordinary (Freddie eco-friendly, Josh White), to the mostly forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the imprecise (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 song. Performers in those genres are represented, as are participants of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. the amount additionally treats nineteenth-century musicians who played what will be known as proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, drugs exhibits, vaudeville, and the like.

Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster younger, the book’s entries contain uncomplicated biographical details, South Carolina flats, occupation information, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band individuals, movies, awards, websites, and lists of assets for extra analyzing. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the best measure attainable through consulting such assets because the census, army registers, passport purposes, and different public records together with, whilst legislations authorised, loss of life certificate. info in those files approved him to dispel myths and proper incorrect information that experience surrounded South Carolina’s musical heritage for generations.

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