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Josh White

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist

Josh White

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist
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birthday
11th
February, 1914
Death
5th
September, 1969
Birth Place
Greenville, South Carolina, US
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Joshua Daniel White (February 11, 1914 – September 5, 1969) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton in the 1930s.
White grew up in the South during the 1920s and 1930s. He became a prominent race records artist, with a prolific output of recordings in genres including Piedmont blues, country blues, gospel music, and social protest songs. In 1931, White moved to New York, and within a decade his fame had spread widely. His repertoire expanded to include urban blues, jazz, traditional folk songs, and political protest songs, and he was in demand as an actor on radio, Broadway, and film.
However, White’s anti-segregationist and international human rights political stance presented in many of his recordings and in his speeches at rallies were subsequently used by McCarthyites as a pretext for labeling him a communist to slander and harass him. From 1947 through the mid-1960s, White was caught up in the anti-communist Red Scare, and as a consequence his career suffered. Nonetheless, White’s musical style would go on to influence several generations of musical artists.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

Pinewood Tom, Tippy Barton

Birth Name

Joshua Daniel White

Genres

Piedmont blues, country blues, topical songwriting

Labels

Paramount, ARC, Decca, Elektra

Years Active

1928 69

Name

Josh White

Nationality

United States of America

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