By Benjamin Franklin V
Энциклопедия джазовых и блюзовых музыкантов Южной Каролины от XIX века до современности, включая не только таких звёзд, как James Brown и Dizzy Gillespie, но и забытых музыкантов. 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 diversity from the well known (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the extraordinary (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). prepared alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster younger, the books entries contain easy biographical details, South Carolina flats, occupation info, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band contributors, movies, awards, sites, and lists of assets for added interpreting.
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Residences: Fountain Inn (1907–ca. 1910), Fairview Township, Greenville County (ca. 1910–at least until 1920) Possibly as early as age five Bates danced in establishments and on the streets, generating money for his family. A mill accident in the late 1910s mangled his left leg, which was amputated below the knee. Outfitted with a wooden leg, he resumed dancing within two years. By age fifteen he was a professional, touring with minstrel shows, then carnivals, before performing in vaudeville. In the mid-1920s he joined the Dashing Dinah Company of Eddie Leonard, a soft-shoe dancer.
Bates was especially active in 1949, when he performed in Ken Murray’s revue Blackouts, appeared on television for the initial time, and became a charter member of the Copasetics, an organization of mostly musicians dedicated to preserving the memory of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. He went on to perform on television with some frequency, including over twenty times on a popular program hosted by Ed Sullivan. , he opened the Peg Leg Bates Country Club, which attracted a black clientele; with this enterprise he possibly became the first black resort owner in the United States.
The musician was initially listed in the Charleston city directory in the mid-1920s and was no longer in it by 1950. John Chilton records Blake’s year of death. ) Daily Eagle, 13 July 1909, p. : Arcadia Publishing, 2007), 89. C. residence: Spartanburg (1911–1930) Born to a piano-playing mother and a drumsplaying father, Blowers began playing drums around age eight. , where he performed in a band while completing high school in Fort Myers. He then traveled with bands and, for two years, attended Oglethorpe University.