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

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Robertson, David, 1947 August 11-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of 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 ᡠblues : 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.