W.C. Handy (1873 - 1958)
United States (USA)
iam Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 ? March 28, 1958) was an African American blues composer and musician, often known as "the Father of the Blues."
W. C. Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the style of music that is distinctively American, he is credited with its invention not only because he was formally educated and able to notate his music for publication and hence, posterity, but because of syncopated rhythms, a style unique to his music.
While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues for ... (Read all)