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Drink Small
Author: Gail Wilson-Giarratano PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625852711
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-11-11
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For fans of the blues, Drink Small is synonymous with South Carolina. Drink rose from the cotton fields of Bishopville to become a music legend in the Palmetto State and beyond. The self-taught guitarist has written hundreds of songs and recorded dozens of albums spanning the genres of country, blues, folk, gospel and shag. The success of that music allowed him countless honors, such as playing the stages of the Apollo and Howard Theaters, touring with legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke and playing the best blues festivals in the world. He even developed his own philosophy: Drinkism. Author Gail Wilson-Giarratano details the dream, the music and the life that created the Blues Doctor.
Why We Never Danced the Charleston
Author: Harlan Greene
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625844905
Pages: 128
Year: 2005-06-01
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“Old stories never end; they just come down the generations to resolve themselves among the living.” The scene is Charleston, South Carolina; the time, the 1920s, when old ladies dream of the past and a strange new dance, “the Charleston,” is seducing the youth of the city. Years later, whispers emerge of something baffling and tragic that happened back then. As an old man confronts those demanding the truth, we catch brilliant flashes of the confrontation between the dark, doomed Hirsch Hess, son of immigrants, and the fantastically ethereal Ned Grimke, a scion of the city. Told in intoxicatingly beautiful prose, this story of passion, beauty and the deadly effects of sexual repression takes us to a specific time and place, yet simultaneously blossoms as a universal tale of the human heart in conflict with its era. This cult classic, set in the most intriguing period of one of America’s most beautiful cities, is now restored to print with an afterword by its author that traces the facts upon which it is based.
Living Blues
Year: 1998
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The Big Book of Blues
Author: Robert Santelli
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Pages: 559
Year: 2001
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Contains over 650 entries profiling every important blues artist, including in each entry a discussion on the artist's style and musical contributions.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: Q-Z
Author: Anand Prahlad
ISBN: 0313330387
Pages: 1557
Year: 2006
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And I'm Glad
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738517615
Pages: 192
Year: 2005-02
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And I'm Glad: An Oral History of Edisto Island explores the island's history through the eyes and in the voices of two Edisto farmers, Sam Gadsden and Bubberson Brown, who grew up, labored, raised families, and made their lives on the island. These narratives, tracing the arrival of the first black pioneers, the subsequent slave culture during the 1800s, the difficulties of Reconstruction, to the Edisto of the twentieth century, document both the African-American legacy of the island and the personal struggles of two black men. Overcoming the unpredictability of the Lowcountry's weather, such as the historic Hurricane of 1893 and subsequent storms, the hardships of Depression-era America, and the double standards of a pre-Civil Rights South, Gadsden and Brown detail triumphant lives full of service, hard work, good humor, and faith.
Blues Revue
Year: 2006
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Really the Blues
Author: Mezz Mezzrow, Bernard Wolfe
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590179455
Pages: 435
Year: 2016
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The story of Milton Mezzrow--a white kid who fell in love with black culture. First published in 1946, "Really the Blues" was a rousing wake-up call to alienated young whites to explore the world of jazz, the first music America could call its own. Told in the jive lingo of the underground's inner circle, this classic is an unforgettable chronicle of street life, smoky clubs, and roadhouse dances.
Encyclopedia of the Blues
Author: Gérard Herzhaft
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1557282528
Pages: 513
Year: 1992
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The popular Encyclopedia of the Blues, first published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1992 and reprinted six times, has become an indispensable reference source for all involved with or intrigued by the music. The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.
Jazz Times
Year: 1991
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An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians
Author: Benjamin Franklin V
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611176220
Pages: 312
Year: 2016-05-30
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In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music. Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book’s entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations.
Blues & Soul
Year: 1990-07
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Bad Boy
Author: John Joseph Brady
Publisher: Perseus Books
ISBN: 0201627337
Pages: 330
Year: 1997-01
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A biography of Lee Atwater reviews his political strategies and his deathbed repudiation of his own tactics
The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Pub
Pages: 415
Year: 1998
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This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of blues music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, this book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of blues music. It brings together people such as Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, the influence of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and more recent figures such as Keb' Mo and Jonny Lang. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.
Carolina Bluegrass: A High Lonesome History
Author: Gail Wilson-Giarratano, PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467118249
Pages: 176
Year: 2015
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In the Carolinas, bluegrass is more than music--it's a way of life. The origins of the genre date back to the earliest frontier settlements, and banjo music appeared at dances in Greenville, South Carolina, as early as 1780. The genre was essential to socialization in the textile mills of both states. Old-time music of the Blue Ridge Mountains heavily influenced the sound. Bill Monroe, considered by many to be the father of bluegrass, began his recording career in Charlotte in 1936. Many of the most popular bands, such as the Hired Hands and Briarhoppers, regularly performed live on local television stations in Columbia, Spartanburg and Charlotte. Today, bluegrass festivals fill local calendars across the region. Author Gail Wilson-Giarratano uses interviews and the historic record to tell this unique and compelling story.

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