Street Cries -Selling with Songs is a make believe story about grandparents and their grandson his Aunt who explore the buying and selling habits they grew up with during the early part of the twentieth century. Woody is also celebrating his tenth birthday.
Woody receives a dose of history, culture and the gift of love. In this book the main character as well as the reader is challenged to remember the street cries of the past and some of the vendors and peddlers who sang them.
Fruteland Jackson is a Historymaker (www.historymakers.com) musician, author, storyteller and oral historian and HistoryMaker. Fruteland grew up on Chicago’s West side. He is a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive award. Fruteland performs acoustic blues, folk and singer-songwriter styles around the world. He has created the award winning *All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs and has published an instructional book on playing Delta Blues with Alfred Publishing. Fruteland released a spoken word CD in 2011 entitled “Singing the Blues with Stories Vol. I. www.thehistorymakers.com.