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W. C. Handy
Handy in July 1941, photographed by
Carl Van Vechten
|Birth name||William Christopher Handy|
November 16, 1873|
Florence, Alabama, United States
|Origin||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Died||March 28, 1958
New York City
|Occupation(s)||Musician, bandleader, teacher|
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an American composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was one of the most important songwriters in the United States. He was known as one of the first singers to publish music American blues music.
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