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W.C. Handy : the life and times of the man who made the blues

Author: David Robertson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Charts Handy's rise from a rural Alabama childhood to become one of the most celebrated songwriters of the twentieth century, responsible for such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robertson, David, 1947 Aug. 11-
W.C. Handy.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
(OCoLC)636750670
Named Person: W C Handy; William Christopher Handy; W C Handy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Robertson
ISBN: 9780307266095 0307266095
OCLC Number: 232980291
Description: x, 286 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A view of Mr. Handy : one afternoon in Memphis, 1918 --
Slavery, the AME Church, and emancipation : the Handy family of Alabama, 1811-1873 --
W.C. Handy and the music of black and white America, 1873-1896 --
Jumping Jim Crow : Handy as a traveling minstrel musician, 1896-1900 --
Aunt Hagar's ragtime son comes home to Alabama, 1900-1903 --
Where the southern crosses the Yellow Dog : Handy and the Mississippi Delta, 1903-1905 --
Mr. Crump don't 'low : the birth of the commercial blues, 1905-1909 --
Handy's Memphis copyright blues, 1910-1913 --
Tempo à blues : Pace & Handy, Beale Avenue music publishers,1913-1917 --
New York City : national success, the "St. Louis blues," and Blues: an anthology, 1918-1926 --
Symphonies and movies, spirituals and politics, and W.C. Handy as perennial performer, 1927-1941 --
"St. Louis blues" : the final performance, 1958.
Responsibility: David Robertson.
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Charts Handy's rise from a rural Alabama childhood to become one of the most celebrated songwriters of the twentieth century, responsible for such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues."

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