W C Handy : St Louis Blues



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About 'St Louis Blues'



Artist:
Handy, W.C. (biography)
Born:
November 16, 1873 , March 28, 1958
The Artist:
An American blues composer and musician, widely known as the Father of the Blues.
Composed:c.1914
Info:
This is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style. It remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians' repertoire. It was also one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song. It has been performed by numerous musicians of all styles from Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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