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That's Got 'Em!The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman$
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Mark Berresford

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604730999

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001

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The Daddy of the Clarinet

The Daddy of the Clarinet

(p.160) Chapter 11 The Daddy of the Clarinet
That's Got 'Em!

Mark Berresford

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes Sweatman’s career in the 1930s. The demise of two-a-day vaudeville due to the rise of radio and talking films, along with the onset of the Great Depression, spelled unemployment for hundreds of long-established performers. It was a tough time for Sweatman, but, unlike many of his contemporaries, at least he had some income from his music-publishing and band-booking businesses. While these desk-based activities consumed most of his time in the 1930s, he still led pickup bands whenever the opportunity for such work arose.

Keywords:   Wilbur C. Sweatman, African American musicians, music publishing, band booking

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