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W. C. Handy also by david robertson A Passionate Pilgrim Denmark Vesey Booth: A Novel W. C. Handy The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues David Robertson The University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa Copyright © 2009 by David Robertson Published by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. The University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa,Alabama 35487-0380 All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material: Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc.: Excerpts from “Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet on the Floor)” by William C. Handy;“Aunt Hagar’s Children Blues” by William C. Handy and J.Tim Brymn;“Beale Street Blues” by William C. Handy;“The Hestitating Blues” by William C. Handy;“Joe Turner Blues” by William C. Handy and Walter Hirsch;“Mr. Crump” by William C. Handy;“St. Louis Blues” by William C. Handy; and “Yellow Dog Blues” by William C. Handy.All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. and JerryVogel Music Company, Inc.:“The Memphis Blues” by William C. Handy and George A. Norton.All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. and JerryVogel Music Company, Inc. ∞ The paper on which this book is printed meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences-Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials,ANSI Z39.48-1984. ISBN: 978-0-8173-5696-5 (paper) 978-0-8173-8604-7 (electronic) A previous edition of this book has been catalogued by the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication Data Robertson, David. W. C. Handy : the life and times of the man who made the blues / by David Robertson.—1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. isbn 978-0-307-26609-5 1. Handy,W. C. (William Christopher), 1873–1958. 2. Composers—United States—Biography. I.Title. ml410.h18r63 2009 782.421643092—dc22 [B] 2008045983 This book is for Andrew Jackson Sellers and Melinda Neal All night the saxophones wailed the hopeless comment of “Beale Street Blues,” while a hundred pairs of golden and silver slippers shuffled the shining dust. —F. Scott Fitzgerald, on a song by W. C. Handy, in The Great Gatsby, 1925 ...

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ISBN
9780817386047
Print ISBN
9780817356965
MARC Record
OCLC
772845426
Pages
307
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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