An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians by Benjamin Franklin V

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 amazing (Freddie eco-friendly, Josh White), to the principally 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 advanced over the years to incorporate rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul song. Performers in those genres are represented, as are contributors of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. the amount additionally treats nineteenth-century musicians who played what may 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 simple biographical info, South Carolina apartments, occupation info, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band contributors, movies, awards, websites, and lists of assets for added interpreting. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the best measure attainable through consulting such resources because the census, army registers, passport functions, and different public records together with, whilst legislation accredited, dying certificate. info in those documents approved him to dispel myths and proper incorrect information that experience surrounded South Carolina’s musical heritage for generations.

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