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Benjamin Franklin V research files- Jazz and blues musicians of South Carolina

Identifier: SCL-MS-04021
Biographical information on careers of blues and jazz musicians born in South Carolina during 19th and 20th centuries; compiled by Benjamin Franklin V while researching his 2008 book, Jazz & Blues Musicians of South Carolina : Interviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, and Others. Persons represented include Tommy Benford, Nappy Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Erwin, Ron Free, Dick Goodwin, Johnny Helms, Jack Howe, Etta Jones, Horace Ott, Houston Person, Chris Potter, Arthur Prysock, Drink Small, Jabbo Smith, Barry Walker, Ron Westray, Webster Young and others.


  • 1999 - 2008

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This material is open for research.

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All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


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Biographical / Historical

Professor at University of South Carolina; Benjamin Franklin V is author of the 2008 book, Jazz & Blues Musicians of South Carolina: Interviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, and Others. Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of English Language and Literature; completed his PhD, 1969, from Ohio University. From 1977 until 1992, Franklin hosted the program "Jazz in Retrospect" on the South Carolina Educational Radio Network and National Public Radio.

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This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library, 900 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29208. All collections are currently housed off-site and require 24-hours advance notice to retrieve. Please call (803) 777-3132 or email to request materials.

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Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
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