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Father of the blues : an autobiography

Author: W C Handy; Arna Bontemps
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Co., 1941.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Jazz
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handy, W.C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958.
Father of the blues.
New York, The Macmillan Co., 1941
(OCoLC)619959956
Named Person: W C Handy; W C Handy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W C Handy; Arna Bontemps
OCLC Number: 870855
Notes: Includes music.
Description: xiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Handy's Hill --
Songbirds and school days --
Wilberforce, Wallace and Wanderlust --
Mahara's minstrel men --
Work is the measure of worth --
Mississippi mud --
"Pee Wee's" pimps and politics --
Memphis blues--a bungled bargain --
St. Louis blues and solvent bank --
Blue diamonds in the rough polished and mounted --
Mother --
From Beale Street to Broadway --
"Trouble, trouble, I've had it all my days!" --
Pace & handy--setting a pace --
All in--down and out --
The blues get glorified --
No fool no fun --
Down memory lane --
" 'Way down South where the blues began" --
ASCAP --
Treasure island --
Black and white --
World of tomorrow--God bless America.
Responsibility: by W.C. Handy, edited by Arna Bontemps, with a foreword by Abbe Niles.

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