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dc.contributor.authorFowler, Gene ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-21T20:52:32Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:05:00Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationFowler, G. (2008). “Physic Opera” on the road: Texas musicians in medicine shows. Journal of Texas Music History, 8(1), pp. 8-19.
dc.identifier.issn1535-7104
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.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Center for Texas Music Historyen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Texas Music History, 2008, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Article 1.
dc.subjectRoad shows
dc.subjectMedicine showsen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectTheatrical medicineen_US
dc.subjectPerformancesen_US
dc.title“Physic Opera” On the Road: Texas Musicians in Medicine Showsen_US
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