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The Resource Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman

Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman

Label
Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
Title
Hey, Charleston!
Title remainder
the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
Statement of responsibility
Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Title variation
True story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments - some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He found teachers to show the kids how to play. Soon the orphanage had a band. And what a band it was. The Jenkins Orphanage Band caused a sensation on the streets of Charleston. People called the band's style of music "rag" - a rhythm inspired by the African-American people who lived on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The children performed as far away as Paris and London, and they earned enough money to support the orphanage that still exists today. They also helped launch the music we now know as jazz. Hey, Charleston! is the story of the kind man who gave America "some rag" and so much more."--Jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rockwell, Anne F
Dewey number
784.4/4060757915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML28.C35
LC item number
J469 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bootman, Colin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jenkins' Orphanage Band
  • African American musicians
  • Orphans
  • Bands (Music)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Color illustrations on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn499179377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume, unpaged
Isbn
9780761355656
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2010001525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Color illustrations on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn499179377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume, unpaged
Isbn
9780761355656
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2010001525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations

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