Wednesday, February 23, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: W.C. Handy: Father of the Blues

Here's the 9 minute documentary clip on W.C. Handy who was considered the Father of the Blues but is less remembered today when compared to other early 20th century musicians. Loui Armstrong, Ella and Bessie Smith all make an appearance in this piece on one of Harlem's great citizens of the Renaissance years. We didn't know much about Mr. Handy also and when his Strivers Row house was up for sale, we decided to do some research.

1 comment:

  1. Ulysses !!!!

    I have been looking for info about this Music Master for YEARS !! To see him blind, wiping away tears listening to his music. Was Overwhelming...Thanks for this post !!! and for ALL you do !!