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By Benjamin Franklin V

In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V records the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the 19th century to the current. The musicians diversity from the well known (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the impressive (Freddie eco-friendly, Josh White), to the mostly 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 tough to outline, “blues” has developed over the years to incorporate rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul track. 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 should be known as proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medication indicates, vaudeville, and the like.

Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster younger, the book’s entries comprise easy biographical details, South Carolina flats, profession information, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band participants, motion pictures, awards, sites, 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 records together with, whilst legislations authorised, dying certificate. info in those files authorized him to dispel myths and proper incorrect information that experience surrounded South Carolina’s musical historical past for generations.

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