White, Josh

White, (Joshua Daniel) Josh

(1915–69) blues/gospel/folk singer, guitarist; born in Greenville, S.C. As a child he learned from street singers in the southeast and Chicago; he soon joined in with street evangelists and gospel singers and became a prodigious guitarist. At age 13 he recorded with Blind Joe Taggart. In the 1930s he recorded such blues and gospel songs as "There's a Man Goin' Around Taking Names" (1933). In 1939 he formed his own group, the Josh White Singers. A favorite of President Franklin Roosevelt, he performed at the White House. In New York City in the 1940s he appeared in several musicals such as John Henry (1940) and A Long Way from Home (1948). In the 1950s he performed with his group, the Carolinas, and with such artists as Woody Guthrie and Paul Robeson. In moving between gospel/blues and folk music and between the white and black worlds, he prefigured a whole generation of other African-American musicians.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Bravery awards were given to seven staff members of the River Brew Co From left are Niall Lamb, Jack White, Josh Melloy, Ben Anderson, Yannick Thompson, Dave Stone and Sam Cook.
Returning runners: senior Jack Bartz; juniors Brendan Collins, Nicholas Sarkis, Andrew White, Josh Lieson, Zach Young; sophomores Evan Ashley, Alex Miller
PORTADOWN YOUTH: James Hamilton, Mark Christie, Bobby Jones, John Scott, Nathan Thornton, Jonah Lowry, Lewis Fox, Ben Shanks, Frank McQuitty, Kurtis White, Josh Johnston, Ronan Watkins.
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Slaithwaite: Jay Cyrus (C), Fin Brook, Harrison Quarmby, James Hinchcliffe, Josh Newman, Rohail Haseeb, Neave Bullas, Liam White, Josh Taylor, George Garside, Lewis Williams.
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell as well as singers Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Paula Abdul, LeAnn Rimes and Kesha will be on hand to help the animals and, hopefully, turn the event into an annual affair, Swank said.
Another corner saw the Hawks extend their lead before the break, and despite the hard work of captain Graham White, Josh Lee, Nathan Wilson and Kellas Maconachie, Cleveland held firm to pick up the points and gain an advantage in the league.
Old Coventrians Under-14s (left) who ended their season with a fifth successive win (back row, from left), Jack Crofts, Alister Jones, Shaun Sandhu, Scott White, Josh Baker, Robert Bale, Jack Simms, Zubair Mahmood, Ben Smith, Matthew Kates; (front row), Tom Hale, Miles Dakin, Cameron Lindsay, Scott Sowerby, Jordan Kelly, Richard Stevenson, Sam Keating, Jack Henderson, Bradley Dewar.; TREBLE CHANCE...
The guess here is that the Bears keep six wide receivers: Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, White, Josh Bellamy and rookie seventh-rounder Javon Wims.
Emily Varah and Phoebe Turnbull scored a try each to gain double points with team captain Joseph White, Josh White, Archie Singer, Dan Lynn and Mark Statton all on the scoreboard.
The midfield of Chapman, Walmsley, White, Josh Beck and Rhys Noble controlled the game, and with lively front runners Randall, Liam Matthews and Lyndon Potter, Norton threatened the Whinney Banks goal with every forage forward.