Handy, W(illiam) C(hristopher)

Handy, W(illiam) C(hristopher)
Han·dy (hănʹdē), W(illiam) C(hristopher). 1873-1958.
American musician and composer. He was the first person to recognize the importance of blues as a legitimate musical form and the first to publish a blues composition, “The Memphis Blues” (1911).

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born Nov. 16, 1873, Florence, Ala., U.S.
died March 28, 1958, New York, N.Y.

U.S. composer, cornetist, and bandleader known for integrating blues elements into ragtime, changing the course of popular music.

Handy worked as a soloist and conductor with several bands around the turn of the century and became active as a music publisher in Memphis (1908) and later New York (1918). Handy's compositions, including "St. Louis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," and "Memphis Blues," became favourites of singers and instrumentalists in the 1920s, helping to codify the blues as a framework within which to improvise.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Handy, W(illiam) C(hristopher) — (16 nov. 1873, Florence, Ala., EE.UU.–28 mar. 1958, Nueva York, N.Y.). Compositor, corneta y director de bandas estadounidense, conocido por integrar elementos del blues con el ragtime, lo que cambió el curso de la música popular. Handy trabajó… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Handy — [han′dē] W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873 1958; U.S. composer of “St. Louis Blues” & other popular songs …   English World dictionary

  • Handy — biographical name W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873 1958 American blues musician …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Handy — /han dee/, n. W(illiam) C(hristopher), 1873 1958, U.S. blues composer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Handy — Han•dy [[t]ˈhæn di[/t]] n. big W(illiam) C(hristopher), 1873–1958, U.S. blues composer …   From formal English to slang

  • Handy — /ˈhændi/ (say handee) noun W(illiam) C(hristopher), 1873–1958, US jazz composer, especially of blues …   Australian English dictionary

  • William — (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Aberhart, William George William Russell Amis, Sir Kingsley (William) Ashley, William Henry Ashton, Sir Frederick (William Mallandaine) Barkley, Alben W(illiam) Bartram, William William Allen… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Christopher — (as used in expressions) Burckhardt, Jacob (Christopher) Christopher Carson Fry, Christopher Christopher Harris Handy, W(illiam) C(hristopher) Isherwood, Christopher Christopher William Bradshaw Langdell, Christopher Columbus Christopher Murray… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Father of the Blues — W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games


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