Father of the Blues An Autobiography Da Capo Paperback E–pub Download
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THOUGH ST LOUIS BLUES HAS MESt Louis Blues has me it has so many across the last century His memoir is nonetheless an intriguing portrait of the music industry in its infancy written in 1941 in the midst of the ASCAP ban on radio work which it describes and advocates at some length Handy also delves into the racism he Some of the stories particu. 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 groups 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 Blues; how his orchestra came to grief with the First World War; his successful career in New
characters Father of the Blues An Autobiography Da Capo PaperbackAs someone who lives in Florence AL it was incredibly moving to read Mr Handy s account on his life growing p in the area It s amazing to know that he walked down the same downtown city streets that I do today The writing is entertaining and honest I would encourage anyone with a curiosity about Mr Handy s life or the history of blues music to read this book This came in a pile of donations I m familiar with the effect Handy s work. W C Handy's blues “Memphis Blues Beale Street Blues St Louis Blues America's music forever "In Father The Blues Handy Presents His Own Story "Father of the Blues Handy presents his own story vivid picture of American life now vanished W C Handy 1873–1958 was a sensitive child who loved nature and music; but not ntil he had won a reputation did his father a preacher of stern Calvinist faith forgive him for Larly of Handy s life before he hit big time "are interesting and told with fine sense of humor The "interesting and told with a fine sense of humor The with Handy s take on ASCAP and copyright law circa 1940 was interesting also Other parts of the book ramble on listing pe There is value in the first person recount of an important phase of american music But all too often Handy descends into listing artists and without giving much attention to the world around them. Ork as publisher and song writer; his association with the of the Harlem RenaissanceHandy's remarkable tale pervaded with his niue 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 ja.