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W. C. Handy

voc, g, tr, 1873-1958 US, Florence, Alabama
Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. William Christopher Handy

American blues composer and musician, born 16 November 1873, Florence, Alabama, died 29 March 1958, New York City, New York, USA. Among the most influencal American songwriters, Handy was widely known as the "Father of the Blues".

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Spoken Word
  • Brass

Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
W. C. Handy's Beale Street (Where The Blues Began)W. C. Handy2002Album
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy1988Compil.
The Roots of JazzScott Joplin, W. C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Original Dixieland Jazz Band1984Compil.
Father Of The BluesW. C. Handy1980Album
St.Louis BluesW. C. Handy1975Album
William C. HandyW. C. Handy1969Compil.
Blues RevisitedW. C. Handy1953Album
Those Irresistible BluesSue Keller, Hart A. Wand, Lloyd Garrett, W. C. Handy, Zez Confrey, Lada, Spencer Williams, George E. Jefferson, George W. Thomas, Lemual Fowler, Thomas Dorsey, James Price JohnsonAlbum
Father Of The BluesW. C. HandyAlbum
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