Scatman: An Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers

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At the time of his death in 1986, Sherman "Scatman" Crothers had had many careers in entertainment--as a singer, songwriter, band leader, and television and film actor. In Scatman, the author of Mr. Bojangles tells the story of the man who owned "the shiniest mouth in town". 24 photographs.

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Scatman Crothers offers Haskins one of the liveliest of the writer's 50 or so books (Richard Pryor, Mr. Bojangles, Queen of the Blues: The Story of Dinah Washington, etc.). Crothers had a long career ... Read full review

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"Stick out your can, 'cause here comes the garbage man!'' That was Crothers's introduction in the 1974 sitcom Chico and the Man . However, Crothers had been entertaining for 50 years by then, having ... Read full review


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JAMES HASKINS Author of more than 100 books for adults and young people, James Haskins has won recognition for his work in both areas.

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