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dc.contributor.authorFowler, Geneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-21en_US
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:05:00Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2711
dc.description.abstract"The stuff he was selling was black and evil-tasting," recalled Texas blues and R&B legend Aaron Thibeaux 'T-Bone' Walker, "but it brought the people out!" The "stuff" Walker spoke of was Dr. Breeding's Big B Tonic (or B and B Tonic). "Doc" Breeding pitched his nostrum in a traveling show that played Walker's neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas in 1925. "(The doctor) hired me and another boy, Josephus Cook, to ballyhoo for him," Walker remembered, "and taught Seph and me to work up some patter about it and climb on the back of a panel truck to drum people in. I'd play and feed jokes to Seph, and he'd start in to dance...Then we'd stack up the bottles, and Doc would come on."
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dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Texas Music History, 2008, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Article 3.
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectCountry musicen_US
dc.subjectConjuntoen_US
dc.subjectTejanoen_US
dc.subjectBluesen_US
dc.subjectR & Ben_US
dc.subjectCajunen_US
dc.subjectZydecoen_US
dc.subjectJazzen_US
dc.subjectGospelen_US
dc.title“Physic Opera” On the Road: Texas Musicians in Medicine Showsen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticleen_US


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