W.C. Handy : the life and times of the man who made the blues / David Robertson
- Robertson, David, 1947 August 11-
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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- A view of Mr. Handy : one afternoon in Memphis, 1918 -- Slavery, the AME Church, and emancipation : the Handy family of Alabama, 1811-1873 -- W.C. Handy and the music of black and white America, 1873-1896 -- Jumping Jim Crow : Handy as a traveling minstrel musician, 1896-1900 -- Aunt Hagar's ragtime son comes home to Alabama, 1900-1903 -- Where the southern crosses the Yellow Dog : Handy and the Mississippi Delta, 1903-1905 -- Mr. Crump don't 'low : the birth of the commercial blues, 1905-1909 -- Handy's Memphis copyright blues, 1910-1913 -- Tempo à blues : Pace & Handy, Beale Avenue music publishers, 1913-1917 -- New York City : national success, the "St. Louis blues, " and Blues: an anthology, 1918-1926 -- Symphonies and movies, spirituals and politics, and W.C. Handy as perennial performer, 1927-1941 -- "St. Louis blues" : the final performance, 1958.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -271) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Altoona copy: Purchased with funds from the Robert E. Eiche Memorial Fund; 20089.
York copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20089.
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