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W. C. Handy

American blues composer and musician

W. C. Handy

American blues composer and musician
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birthday
16th
November, 1873
Death
28th
March, 1958
Birth Place
Florence, Alabama, United States
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was one of the most influential songwriters in the United States. One of many musicians who played the distinctively American blues music, Handy did not create the blues genre but was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional music style (Delta blues) with a limited audience to a new level of popularity.
Handy was an educated musician who used elements of folk music in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from various performers.

instruments played
trumpet
Birth Name

William Christopher Handy

Genres

Blues, jazz

Origin

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Years Active

1893 1948

Name

W. C. Handy

Nationality

United States of America

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