W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues

Posted on May 15, 2013 | 0 comments

W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues

Title: W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues

Miss Alice painted this commemorative portrait of W.C. Handy around 1980 using acrylic on masonite.

William Christopher Handy, who passed in 1958 was a blues composer and musician. Widely known as the “Father of the Blues,” he remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Wikipedia has an extensive entry on Handy including his times in Mississippi.

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