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Maceo Pinkard

The songwriter who produced “Special Georgia Dark brown” a favorite standard for many years following its composition, Maceo Pinkard was created in Bluefield, WV, in 1897. He graduated in the Bluefield Shaded Institute in 1914 and composed his first main melody (“I’m Goin’ BACK”) twelve months afterwards. Introduced by Ben …

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