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W.C. Handy in July 1941, by Carl Van Vechten

Full Name: William Christopher Handy
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, USA
Known For: The Theme From Sting
Instruments: Piano, Cornet, Trumpet, Vocals
Music Styles: Blues, Jazz
Location: United States of America
Web Site:
Date Born: 16th November 1873
Location Born:
Date Died: 28th March 1958
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
Memorial: He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.
Summary: known as The Father of Blues.Handy was an educated musician who used folk material in his compositions.
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