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Slightly uncomfortable reading I also find "it odd that he talks about how you can t feel it if you haven t " odd that he talks about how you can t feel it if you haven t it yet most of the performances he talks about are of orchestras or bands playing from musical scores not self taught musicians playing their own songs or bands playing head arrangements. Ork as publisher and song writer; his association with the literati of the Harlem RenaissanceHandy's remarkable tale pervaded with his uniue 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 scope of American from the days of the old popular songs of the South through ragtime to the reat era of ja. ,
Father of the Blues An Autobiography Da Capo PaperbackD told with a "fine sense of humor The chapter with Handy s take on ASCAP and " sense of The chapter with Handy s take on ASCAP and law circa 1940 was interesting also Other parts of the book ramble on listing performers music I ve never heard ofHandy s attitude toward black vs white performers of the blues and his disdain for swing make for. Ollowing the devilish calling of black music and theater Here Handy tells of this and other struggles the lot of a black musician with entertainment roups in the turn of the century South; his days in minstrel shows and then in his own band; how he made his first 100 from Memphis how his orchestra came to rief with the World War; his successful career in New

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important phase of american music But all too often Handy descends into listing artists and events without iving attention to the world around them Some of the stories particularly of Handy s life before he hit the big time are interesting an. W C 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 W C Handy 1873–1958 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

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