W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues

Title W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues
Names Robertson, David.
Book Number DB069060
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Biography of William Christopher Handy (1873-1958) traces his Alabama childhood during Reconstruction, his musical training, and his early career performing in ragtime and vaudeville venues. Highlights Handy's ability to write scores and publish commercially, his relocation to Memphis and then Harlem, and the accident that blinded him. 2009.
Narrator Williams, Jake.
Local Subject Music - Vocal music - 782
Music - 780
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Disability Interest - DII
Music & Dance - MAD
Biography - Musicians - BIM
Male Narrator - MN
LC Subject African American musicians - Biography
Blues musicians - United States - Biography
Composers - United States - Biography
Jazz musicians - United States - Biography
Language English
Released 2010
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2010. (Talking Book Publishers, recording studio).
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