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WC Handy The Father of the Blues featuring Oscar Brown Jr


WC Handy featuring Oscar Brown Jr as Handy the Father of The Blues
also Otis Taylor on guitar. On Track 2 Oscar Brown Jr in Concert

William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician, often known as the "Father of the Blues".

Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American form of music known as the blues, he is credited with giving it its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a not very well-known regional music style to one of the dominant forces in American music.

Handy was an educated musician who used folk material in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from several performers. He loved this folk musical form and brought his own transforming touch to it.

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  • Model: ISBN 1-93-1180-09-1
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 07 August, 2010.

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