W.C. Handy

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    St. Louis BluesW.C. Handy
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    Muscle Shoals BluesW.C. Handy
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    Ole Miss RagW.C. Handy
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    The Old Town PumpW.C. Handy
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    Fuzzy Wuzzy RagW.C. Handy
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        W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues," brought the music of rural Southern blacks into the mainstream by copyrighting old songs and writing new songs, spurring the blues into the mainstream of popular music during the 1910s and '20s. He was also a highly trained veteran of the music world who led all manner of groups: string quartets, brass bands, and a touring minstrel-show group. William Christopher Handy was born in Florence, AL, in 1873. His early years were spent living i... Read more

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