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Handy, W.C. [William Christopher]

additional Music, cast, composer, cornet, lyricist, trumpet, cornet, trumpet, bandleader, guitar, leader


born: 16 Nov 1873 Florence, Alabama / state, USA Source: 1  

born: 16 Nov 1873 Muscle Shoals, Alabama / state, USA Source: 2  

died: 29 Mar 1958 New York / city, USA Source: 1  
died: 28 Mar 1958 Source: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  
died: 28 Mar 1958 Source: 2  

date of Variety obit: 02 Apr 1958  

The Music Sack has 228 items with information about W.C. [William Christopher] Handy
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 1998

Index

The above item is part of :
Larkin, Colin
The encyclopedia of popular music
Third edition
New York: Macmillan, 1998, 8 v.

Number of People : 43,747


 1996

Wiuklund, E.
Louis Armstrong plays W.C. Handy
Nye Musikken 5:58-9 N1 1996
       port

Number of People : 1


 1996

Mancuso, Chuck
Popular music and the underground
Foundations of jazz, blues, country, and rock, 1900-1950
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996, 626 p.

Number of People : 288


 1996

African American composers

The above item is part of :
Horne, Aaron
Baker, David N.
Brass music of black composers : a bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by David N. Baker
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996

Number of People : 262


 1996

[Index of Names]

The above item is part of :
Bloom, Ken
American song
The complete musical theater companion: 1877-1995. Volume 2: T-Z and indexes
Second edition
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 2093 p.

Number of People : 24,881


 1996

Tucker, M.
In search of Will Vodery
Black Music Research Journal 16:123-82 N1 1996
       app bibliog discog mus notes score

Number of People : 1


 1996

Studwell, William E.
The obscure popular songwriters' hall of fame : part 1, A-L
Music Reference Services Quarterly 4:30 N3 1996
       abs biog

Number of People : 1


 1996

White, Evelyn Davidson
Choral music by African American composers
A selected, annotated bibliography
Second edition
Compiled by Evelyn Davidson White
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1996, 226 p.

Number of People : 99


 1996

Mahan, Katherine Hines
American composer W.C. Handy
Music Clubs Magazine 75:10 N4 1996
       bibliog biog port

Number of People : 1


 1995

Recordings Wrap up : W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band
Rolling Stone N704:123 Mar 23 1995

Number of People : 1


 1995

Off the beaten track W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band
Sing Out! 39:138 N4 1995

Number of People : 1


 1994

Monceaux, Morgan
Marsalis, Wynton
Jazz : my music, my people
By Morgan Monceaux
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994, 64 p.

Number of People : 38


 1994

Morton, Jelly Roll
"I created jazz in 1902, not W.C. Handy"
Down Beat 61:10+ Jul 1994
       Note: August and September 1938 issue

Number of People : 1


 1994

Record reviews W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band
Living Blues N117:90 Sep-Oct 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Reissues Memphis Blues Band (CD)
Cadence 20:37-8 Nov 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Johnson, J.W.
Now we have the blues
Black Sacred Music 8:64-8 N2 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Handy, William Christopher
"I would not play jazz if I could"
Down Beat 61:14+ Jul 1994
       port
       Note: August 1938 issue

Number of People : 1


 1992

Blanc, Michael la
Contemporary musicians volume 7
Edited by Michael LaBlanc
Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1992, 291 p.

Number of People : 62


 1992

Debord, Brigitte
Herzhaft, Gerard
Encyclopedia of the blues
Translated by Brigitte Debord
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992, 513 p.

Number of People : 338


 1992

Still, W.G.
The William Grant Still reader : the writings of Still : a composer's viewpoint
Black Sacred Music 6:215-31 N2 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Giddins, Gary
WeatherBird Birthday blues
Village Voice: 37:82 Aug 4 1992
       biog port
       Note: 80th anniversary of W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues

Number of People : 1


 1992

Neal, Larry
Sacred music of the secular city from blues to rap
The ethos of the blues
Black Sacred Music 6:36-46 N1 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Barlow, William
Morgan, Thomas L.
From cakewalks to concert halls.
An illustrated history of African American popular music from 1895 to 1930
By Thomas L. Morgan and William Barlow
Washington, DC: Elliot & Clark, 1992, 132 p.

Number of People : 14


 1992

Dorough, Prince
Popular-music culture in America
New York: Ardsley House Publishers Inc., c1992, 352 p.

Number of People : 96


 1992

[major article]

The above item is part of :
Roach, Hildred
Black American music : past and present
Second edition
Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1992, 3668 p.

Number of People : 39


 1992 Source: 2

Larkin, Colin
The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Colin Larkin
Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing, 1992, 4V p.

Number of People : 5,680

More Details : (1 Section)


 1992

Graham, R.
Letters to the editor The roots of slide
Living Blues N106:5 Nov-Dec 1992

Number of People : 1


 1991

Horne, Aaron
Lerma, Dominique-Rene de
String music of black composers
A bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by Dominique-Rene de Lerma
New York: Greenwood Press, 1991
      (Series: Music Reference Collection; 33)

Number of People : 207


 1991

Lagne, Horst H.
Als der Jazz begann 1916-1923 : Von der "Original Dixieland Jazz Band"
Bis zu King Olivers "Creole Jazz Band"
Berlin: Colloquium Verlag, 1991, 128 p.

Number of People : 17


 1991

Danner, Peter
Return with us now; Soundboard's featured facsimile; St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy/Wm. Foden
Soundboard 18:45-9 N1 1991
       score

Number of People : 1


 1991

Bierley, Paul E.
Rehrig, William H.
The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music
Edited by Paul E. Bierley
William H. Rehrig
Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991

Number of People : 8,916


 1990

Record reviews Father of the Blue Tune.
Jazz Journal International 43:31-2 Jun 1990

Number of People : 1


 1990

Rounding up reviews Father of the Blue Tune.
Iajrc Journal 23:83 N4 1990

Number of People : 1


 1990

Barlow, W.
"Fattening frogs for snakes" : blues and the music industry
Popular Music and Society 14:7-35 N2 1990
       bibliog

Number of People : 1


 1990

Arniac, Jean-Pierre
Encyclopedie du blues
Photographies de Jean-Pierre Arniac
Paris: Segherss, 1990

Number of People : 358


 1989

Ottenheimer, Harriet J.
The blues tradition in St. Louis
Black Music Research Journal 9:136-8 N2 1989
       bibliog discog score

Number of People : 1


 1989 Source: 9

Clarke, Donald
The Penguin encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Donald Clarke
London: Viking, 1989, 1378 p.

Number of People : 4,498


 1988

Records That Handy Man
Mississippi Rag: 15:24 Apr 1988
       Note: Hot Cotton Jazz Band

Number of People : 1


 1988

Lyons, J.
Rag bag
Mississippi Rag: 15:10 Jul 1988

Number of People : 1


 1988 Source: 10

Suppan, Wolfgang
Lexikon des Blasmusikwesens
3. Auflage des Lexikons des Blasmusikwesens
Herausgegeben in Verbindung mit dem Bund Deutscher Blasmusikverbande
Freiburg-Tiengen: Blasmusikverlag Schulz, 1988, 386 p.

Number of People : 2,925


 1988 Source: 8

Kernfeld, Barry Dean
The new Grove dictionary of jazz
Edited by Barry Kernfeld
London: Macmillan Press, 1988

Number of People : 3,377


 1987

Gladwell, B.
Sound & Vision
Crescendo International 24:6 Oct 1987
       Note: film, St. Louis Blues

Number of People : 1


 1987

Blues : an Anthology. W.C. Handy and A. Niles.
Coda Magazine: N213:35 Apr-May 1987
       Note: N.Y., Da Capo, 1985. 3d ed reprint of 1972 ed

Number of People : 1


 1987

Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black music biography : an annotated bibliography
White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1987

Number of People : 87


 1987

Rose, Al
I remember jazz : six decades among the great jazzmen
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987

Number of People : 64


 1987

Ewen, David
American songwriters. An H.W. Wilson biographical dictionary
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1987

Number of People : 135


 1986

Whitburn, Joel
Joel Whitburn's Pop memories 1890-1954
The history of American popular music compiled form America's popular music charts 1890-1954
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc., 1986, 657 p.

Number of People : 1,376


 1986

Carter, Madison H.
An annotated catalog of composers of African ancestry
New York: Vantage Press, 1986

Number of People : 224


 1986

Smith, Norman E.
March music notes
Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, 1986

Number of People : 376


 1986

Polls : Tales of Mr. Crump.
Melody Maker, vol. 41, March 26, 1986. p. 8

Number of People : 1


 1986 Source: 6

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1985

Roach, Hildred
Black American music. Past and present
Vol. I
Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Krieger, 1985

Number of People : 62


 1985

Chilton, John
Simmen, John
Who's who of jazz : Storyville to Swing Street
Foreword by John Simmen
London: Macmillan, 1985, 175 p.

Number of People : 1,172


 1985

Records Johnny Maddox Plays the Memphis Blues.
Mississippi Rag: 12:10 Feb 1985

Number of People : 1


 1984

Brooks, Tilford
America's black musical heritage
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984, 336 p.

Number of People : 53


 1984

Burnett, Brown
Honoring the Blues and W.C. Handy.
Fanfare [Memphis Commercial Appeal] 18 November 1984, p. 13.

Number of People : 1


 1983

White, Mark
You must remember this ... : popular songwriters 1900-1980
London: Frederick Warner, 1983

Number of People : 137


 1983

Rattenbury, K.
Thesis Master bluesman : 7. W.C. Handy and St. Louis Blues
Crescendo International 21:32 Apr 1983
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1983

Southern, Eileen
Readings in black American music
Second edition
Compiled and edited by Eileen Southern
New York: W.W. Norton, 1983, 338 p.

Number of People : 40


 1983

Handy, Lynn, Smith are inducted into NSAI Hall.
Billboard 95:54 Oct 22 1983

Number of People : 1


 1983

Yale, Andrew
The Son of the Blues : Horn Wyer Handy Keeps his Father's Traditions Alive.
Memphis 8, no. 5 (August 1983):49-53.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Anderson, E. Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
Second edition
Compiled by E. Ruth Anderson
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982, 578 p.

Number of People : 3,986


 1982

Handy, C.
Record reviews Cat Anderson Plays W
Jazz Journal International 35:26 Sep 1982

Number of People : 1


 1981

Talent in action
Billboard 93:33 Apr 11 1981
       Note: "W.C. Handy Salute"

Number of People : 1


 1981 Source: 7

Southern, Eileen
Biographical dictionary of Afro-American and African musicians
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1981, 478 p.

Number of People : 1,184


 1981

Jeske, Lee
W.C. Handy
Jazz Journal International 34:18 May 1981

Number of People : 1


 1981

Giddins, Gary
Licks : Rebirth of the blues
Village Voice: 26:68 Mar 18 1981
       Note: 'tribute to W.C. Handy' at Carnegie Hall

Number of People : 1


 1981

White, Evelyn Davidson
Choral music by Afro-American composers
A selected, annotated bibliography
Compiled by Evelyn Davidson White
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981, 167 p.

Number of People : 84


 1981

Recreation of Handy concert (1928)
Black Perspective in Music: 9:110 N1 1981
       facs p112-14

Number of People : 1


 1981

Hyman, D.
Re-creating a W.C. Handy concert
Keyboard 7:77+ Jul 1981
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1980

Clayton, R.
Handy Blues Awards Nov. 16
Billboard 92:65 Nov 15 1980
       Note: new awards

Number of People : 1


 1980

Performer Index : Instrumentalists

p. 311-366 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Vol. 5: indexes
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1980, 664 p.

Number of People : 6,053


 1980

Black power in the 1920's

Chapter 2 In:
Sampson, Henry T.
Blacks in blackface
A source book on early black musical shows
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 552 p.

Number of People : 8


 1980

Thomas Pinkston's Death Breaks a Link to Handy.
Living Blues nos. 45-46 (Spring 1980):94.

Number of People : 1


 1980

Handy's Trumpet, B.B.'s Guitar in Blues Museum.
Jet 58, no. 15 (26 June 1980):58.

Number of People : 1


 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1980 Source: 5

Press, Jaques Cattell
ASCAP biographical dictionary of composers, authors and publishers
Fourth edition
Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and publishers by Jaques Cattell Press
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980, 589 p.

Number of People : 8,161


 1980

In retrospect Letters from W.C. Handy to William Grant Still, with notes by E. Southern
Black Perspective in Music: 8:65-119 N1 1980
       il ports

Number of People : 1


 1980

Performer Index : Speakers

p. 413-417 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Vol. 5: indexes
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1980, 664 p.

Number of People : 341


 1980

Index

The above item is part of :
Perry, Jeb H.
Variety obits. An index to obituaries in Variety, 1905-1978
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 311 p.

Number of People : 101,729


 1979

Palmer, Robert
A tale of two cities : Memphis rock and New Orleans roll
1979, 38 p.
      (Series: I.S.A.M. Monographs; 12)

Number of People : 11


 1979

Southern, Eileen
Letters from W.C. Handy to William Grant Still.
Black Perspective in Music 7, no. 2 (Fall 1979):199-234.

Number of People : 1


 1979

Southern, Eileen
In retrospect Letters from W.C. Handy to William Grant Still
Black Perspective in Music: 7:199-234 N2 1979
       il ports

Number of People : 1


 1979

Clayton, R.
W.C. Handy's blues are celebrated
Billboard 91:37 Nov 24 1979
       Note: Memorial Day

Number of People : 1


 1979 Source: 4

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1979

Handy collection at Fisk
Black Perspective in Music: 7:109-11 N1 1979
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1978

Dobie, W.
Not All Jazz Historians Remember W.C. Handy's 1928 Carnegie Concert.
Swinging Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 35, 1978. p. 5

Number of People : 1


 1978

Lucas, J.
Bicentennial Canticles.
Second Line, vol. 28, Summer 1978. p. 7-8

Number of People : 1


 1978

Lucas, J.
Music of the Mississippi.
Second Line, vol. 30, Winter 1978. p. 28-29

Number of People : 1


 1978

Artists' Index

p. 1754-1845 In:
Rust, Brian
Jazz records 1897-1942
4th revised and enlarged edition
Vol. 2: Abe Lyman to Bob Zurke
New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House Publishers, 1978, 1996 p.

Number of People : 9,605


 1976

Concert Reviews.
Variety, vol. 283, June 2, 1976, p. 52
       Note: Review of a concert in the District of Columbia in honor of Handy.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Berindei, Mihai
Dictionaire de jazz
Bucuresti: Editura Stiintifica si Enciclopedica, 1976, 289 p.

Number of People : 768


 1976

Anderson, Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
1st ed.
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976, 513 p.

Number of People : 3,758


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1974

Starks, G.L.
Tribute to W.C. Handy and the Blues Tradition.
Black World, vol. 23, April 1974. p. 49-50

Number of People : 1


 1974

Kinkle, Roger D.
The complete encyclopedia of popular music and jazz, 1900-1950
New Rochelle, N. Y.: Arlington, 1974

Number of People : 2,098


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1974 Source: 3

Rosner, Helmut
Bulling, Burchard
Frank, Paul
Noetzel, Florian
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon
Fortfuhrt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rosner
Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974
       Note: Zweiter Teil: Erganzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937

Number of People : 16,276


 1973

W.C. Handy Centennial Honored with Concerts, Shows.
Music Trades, vol. 121, December 1973. p. 18

Number of People : 1


 1973

W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith Honored.
down beat, vol. 40, December 20, 1973. p. 10

Number of People : 1


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