Pink Anderson (1900-1974)
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Medicine Show Man
Pink Anderson (February 12, 1900–October 12, 1974) was a blues singer and
guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina. After being raised in Spartanburg
(in upstate South Carolina), he joined Dr. Kerr of the Indian Remedy Company
in 1914 to entertain the crowds (sing, dance, in the early days) while Kerr
tried to sell a concoction purported to have medicinal qualities. In 1916, in
Spartanburg, Pink Anderson met
from whom Pink learned to be a blues singer. When Pink Anderson was not
travelling with Dr. Kerr, he and
would play small gatherings in Spartanburg and neighboring communities. After
Dr. Kerr retired in 1945, Pink Anderson stayed pretty much close to home in
Spartanburg, keeping his musical talents in tune with a small guitar and
harmonica. Heart problems forced Pink Anderson to retire in 1957. Pink
Anderson's son, known as
Little Pink Anderson
is currently a bluesman in Georgia. Pink Anderson recorded some songs in the
1960s and appeared in the 1963 film The Bluesmen. Roger 'Syd' Barrett
derived the name Pink Floyd juxtapositioning the first names of Pink
he had read about in a sleevenote by Paul Oliver for a 1962
Blind Boy Fuller
LP (Philips BBL-7512):
"Curley Weaver and
(...) Pink Anderson or
-- these were a few amongst the many blues singers that were to be heard in
the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meandering with the streams through the
(quoted from wikipedia.org)
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Biographical Information on Pink Anderson
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Pink Anderson Lyrics
Lyrics of four Pink Anderson songs.
Pink Anderson Discographies
Pink Anderson discography at wirz.de.
Pink Anderson Audio Files
Pink Anderson - Every Day in the Week Blues. MP3 file, runtime 03:34.
Pink Anderson - He's in the Jailhouse Now. MP3 file, runtime 03:46.
Pink Anderson - Greasy Greens. MP3 file, runtime 03:01.
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