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William C. Handy; father of the blues.

Elizabeth Rider Montgomery

William C. Handy; father of the blues.

by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery

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Published by Garrard Pub. Co. in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Handy, W. C. -- 1873-1958

  • Edition Notes

    j-83591

    StatementIllustrated by David Hodges.
    SeriesAmerican all series
    ContributionsHodges, David.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination95 p.
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23251225M

      "It may please you to know," Handy wrote composer William Grant Still in , "that the Council on Books in War Time has our permission to send , books of my autobiography Father of the Blues to the boys overseas without cost, and I received a letter from an Army Chaplain stating that this book has furnished many texts for his sermon. Handy's remarkable tale- pervaded with his unique personality and humor- reveals not only the career of the man who brought the blues to the world's attention, but the whole scope of American music, from the days of the old popular songs of the South, through ragtime to the great era of jazz/5.

      In “W. C. Handy,” David Robertson, who has previously written a lucid biography of the slave rebel Denmark Vesey, casts overdue light on Handy’s essential role in . On Saturday, Septem , William Christopher (W. C.) Handy’s “Mister Crump,” retitled “The Memphis Blues External,” went on sale at Bry’s Department Store in gh the first 1, copies sold out in three days, Handy was told that the song had flopped. When the publisher offered to buy the rights for just fifty dollars, the composer agreed.

    Father of the Blues. W. C. Handy AKA William Christopher Handy Born: Nov Birthplace: Florence, AL Died: Mar Location of death: New York City Cause of death: Pneumonia Remains Father: Charles Bernard Handy Mother: Elizabeth Brewer Wife: Elizabeth Virginia Price (m. Jul, d. , six children) Daughter: Lucille (b. Jun) Wife: Irma Born:   We were in Florence, Alabama to see the home of the Father of the Blues, W. C. Handy. His music introduced a vital musical form that still resonates today and helped to .


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William C. Handy; father of the blues by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery Download PDF EPUB FB2

W.C. Handy was an African-American composer and a leader in popularizing blues music in the early 20th century, with hits like "Memphis Blues" and "St. Louis Blues."Born: Get this from a library. William C. Handy: father of the blues. [Elizabeth Rider Montgomery; David Hodges] -- A biography of musician W.C.

Handy who first wrote and introduced the blues and whose famous contributions included "Saint Louis Blues" and "Memphis Blues.". Handy's blues-"Memphis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "St.

Louis Blues"-changed America's music forever. In Father of the Blues, Handy presents his own story: a vivid picture of American life now vanished. Handy () was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but not until he had won a reputation did his father, a preacher of stern Calvinist faith, forgive him for Cited by: William C.

Handy; Father of the Blues. Hardcover – June 1, by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery (Author) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. W.C. Handy—the “Father of the Blues”—dies “With all their differences, my forebears had one thing in common: if they had any musical talent, it remained buried.”Written:   W.C.

Handy, in full William Christopher Handy, (born NovemFlorence, Alabama, U.S.—died MaNew York, New York), African American composer who changed the course of popular music by integrating the blues idiom into then-fashionable ragtime his best-known works is the classic “ St.

Louis Blues.” Handy was a son and grandson of Methodist. W.C. Handy Nov. 16, Ma Inductee. William C. Handy; father of the blues. book native William Christopher Handy – a musician, composer, arranger and publisher who became known as the “Father of the Blues” – grew up in a log cabin built by his grandfather, a former slave who served as a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Original Home Of The Blues Musician, composer, and music publisher, William Christopher Handy was one of the most influential American songwriters. He introduced the blues genre to the world in through a series of highly successful, authentic, blues songs adapted to a style that Western society could understand.

Musician and composer William Christopher “W.C.” Handy was born on Novemin Florence, Alabama. Widely known as the “Father of the Blues,” Handy is recognized as one of the leaders in popularizing blues music. Young Handy’s interest. W.C. Handy, Soundtrack: The Thirteenth Floor.

W.C. Handy was born on Novem in Florence, Alabama, USA as William Christopher Handy. He was married to Irma Louise Logan and Elizabeth Virginia Price. He died on Ma in New York City, New York, tion: Soundtrack, Music Department, Producer.

W.C. Handy: the life and times of the man who made the blues by David Robertson (); Father of the blues: an autobiography by W. C Handy (Book); William C. Handy: father of the blues by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery (Book). William C. Handy* ‎– Father Of The Blues.

Label: Llewellyn, Ltd. ‎– MC   W. Handy's blues-"Memphis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "St. Louis Blues"-changed America's music forever. In Father of the Blues, Handy presents his own story: a vivid picture of American life now vanished. Handy () was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but not until he had won a reputation did his father, a preacher of stern Calvinist faith, forgive him for Brand: Hachette Books.

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

Synopsis }W. Handy's bluesMemphis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "St. Louis Blues"changed America's music forever. In Father of the Blues, Handy presents his own story: a vivid picture of American life now vanished. Handy () was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but /5(16).

William C. Handy: father of the blues Item Preview remove-circle Some may consider this book a bit simplistic, but it is very easy to read in less than an hour and is a useful summary of the great man's life. Internet Archive Books. American Libraries.

Uploaded by loader-DanaB on Febru SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata Pages: W.C. Handy (William Christopher Handy) is best known for “St. Louis Blues” (), which became the title of a film based on his life (), starring Nat King Cole. Handy taught himself cornet and trumpet over the objections of his preacher father who believed that anything but a hymn was the “devil’s music.”.

A native of Florence, Lauderdale County, W. Handy () was a songwriter, arranger, music publisher, and folklorist who became known as the "Father of the Blues" for his contributions to that musical the most important American songwriters between the years andHandy introduced blues into the mainstream of popular culture by writing down and combining.

Although Handy’s writings never gave a specific date for the Tutwiler event, the U. Senate accepted when it declared the centennial “Year of the Blues.” In his autobiography, Father of the Blues, Handy wrote: “A lean, loose-jointed Negro had commenced plunking a guitar beside me while I.

Today’s blog celebrates the career of W.C. Handy. Born in Florence, Alabama on NovemWilliam Christopher Handy became interested in music at an early age. His father, a minister, felt that music was an unwise career choice for him and, indeed, the young Handy experienced years of poverty and homelessness at first.

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 s and ' 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.W.

C. Handy, Composer, Is Dead; Author of 'St. Louis Blues,' 84 By THE NEW YORK TIMES. W. C. Handy, composer of the jazz classic "St. Louis Blues," died before dawn yesterday at the age of He had been in Sydenham Hospital in Harlem since Sunday with acute bronchial pneumonia.

Mr. Handy suffered a stroke three years ago.Artists such as John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, and Koko Taylor have made that sultry blues sound legendary, but before them, William Christopher Handy, the "Father of the Blues," brought the African-American folk tradition into mainstream music.