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Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker

 
 
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
1. Arthur Prysock Marker
Inscription.
Arthur Prysock
1929-1997
Arthur Prycock was a prolific jazz crooner born in Spartanburg. Getting his start with Buddy Johnson's jazz orchestra in 1944, Prysock's rich baritone voice found its way onto nearly 60 albums.

A highly adaptable performer, his popular recordings included blues tunes, jazz standards, a disco hit ("When Love is New") and even the iconic 1970s Lowenbrau beer jingle.

Ira Tucker
1925-2008
Ira Tucker was the lead singer of the groundbreaking, Grammy-winning gospel singing group the Dixie Hummingbirds, a job he held from 1938 until his death in 2008.

Born in Spartanburg, Tucker was a powerful vocalist and high-energy performer who has been widely credited with inspiring later secular artists ranging from the Temptations to James Brown.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Spartanburg Music Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.917′ N, 81° 56.083′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Daniel Morgan Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street
Arthur Prysock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. Arthur Prysock Marker
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 West Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cantrell Wagon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Spartanburg Water Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spartanburg Town Clock (about 300 feet away); 156 West Main Street (about 500 feet away); William Walker / Clara Smith (about 500 feet away); Daniel Morgan Monument (about 600 feet away); Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmetto Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers (approx. mile away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker. To hear music samples by Prysock, dial 864-607-9657 and press 1#; to hear Tucker, dial 864-607-9657 and press 2#.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arthur Prysock. Arthur Prysock (2 January 1929 – 7 June 1997) was an American jazz singer best known for his live shows and his baritone influenced by Billy Eckstine. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. "When Love is New"
Ira Tucker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Ira Tucker Marker
. Audio recording by Arthur Prysock. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Lowenbrau Jingle. "Here's to good friends..." (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Ira Tucker. Ira Tucker Sr. (May 17, 1925 – June 24, 2008) was the lead singer with the American gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. The Dixie Hummingbirds. The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American gospel music group, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s, through the "hard gospel" quartet style of Gospel's golden age in the 1940s and 1950s, to the eclectic pop-tinged songs of today. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Spartanburg Music Trail. The Spartanburg Music Trail debuts in downtown Feb. 11. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Trail Honors Spartanburg's Music Legends. To learn about the well known music makers who hailed from Spartanburg, grab your shoes and a cell phone. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Spartanburg Music Trail Honors Local Musicians. A trail to
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
4. Ira Tucker Marker
honor Spartanburg musicians was unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Spartanburg Friday. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker Marker -<br>Cantrell Wagon Building<br>196 West Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
5. Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker Marker -
Cantrell Wagon Building
196 West Main Street
Built in 1900, this three-story brick building was originally a wagon factory. Presently vacant, the storefront has been altered in recent years with new windows and a doorway. The upper portion of the facade is three bays wide and consists of three rounded arch windows with an elliptical quad light transom. Over each transom is arched brick hood molding. Above the third-story central bay is a datestone and the building is topped with a corbelled brick cornice. The east elevation faces a vacant lot and has rounded arch sash windows. At the rear of the building a painted sign is visible reading "F.T. Cantrell Wagons." The interior is composed of large open spaces with an elevator shaft and few partitions. (Source: Spartanburg Historic District Nomination Form.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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