W.C. Handy Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: November 16, 1873 in Florence, Alabama
Died: March 29, 1958 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
Songwriter, cornetist and bandleader W.C. HANDY (1873-1958), who was known as the "Father of the Blues", did not invent the "Blues", but he was one of the first to use the term in a song title ("Memphis Blues" in 1912), and he published "blue notes" in his compositions, which also included "Beale Street Blues" (1916). Handy, who conducted his own band (1903-1921) before becoming a music publisher in the 1920s, was a popular performer until the mid-1940s, when he retired due to failing eyesight.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1931 Sky High (Sound), 1929 Is Everybody Happy (Sound), 1928 Dick Rich and His Synco-Symphonists (Sound), 2004 The Aviator (Sound), 1997 Cybill (Sound), 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (Sound), 1956 Juventud desenfrenada (Sound), 1954 The Liberace Show (Sound), 1951 The Strip (Sound), 1947 Columbia Thrills of Music: Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra (Sound), 1945 The Crimson Canary (Sound), 1939 Moon Over Harlem (Sound), 1936 The Black Network (Sound), 1935 Broadway Ballyhoo (Sound), 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Sound), 1933 Baby Face (Sound), 1933 That's the Spirit (Sound), 1932 The Musical Doctor (Sound), 1932 Faithless (Sound), 1931 What Price Pants (Sound), 1931 Blue Rhythm (Sound), 2013 Blue Jasmine (Sound), 2013 The Great Gatsby (Sound), 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (Other), 2008 Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (Sound), 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Sound), 1997 Wild Man Blues (Sound), 1968 Savages from Hell (Sound), 1958 Jazz Party (Sound), 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (Sound), 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (Sound), 1945 Flirty Birdy (Sound), 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (Sound), 1943 Bataan (Sound), 1937 Stella Dallas (Sound), 1933 Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica Rascals (Sound), 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Sound), 1932 Rain (Sound), 1932 The Age of Consent (Sound), 1932 Red-Headed Woman (Sound), 1932 Young Bride (Sound), 1931 Safe in Hell (Sound), 1929 St. Louis Blues (Sound), 1986 Death of a Soldier (Music Department), 1929 St. Louis Blues (Music Department), 1929 St. Louis Blues (Producer), 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (in person), 1950 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Other), 2010 Boardwalk Empire (Sound), 1939 Murder in the Night (Sound), 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (Sound), 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 1929 Hallelujah (Sound), 2005 The Eight (Sound), 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Sound), 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Sound), 2001 The Majestic (Sound), 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (Sound), 1984 Karkalou (Sound), 1961 Stagecoach West (Sound), 1957 Satchmo the Great (Sound), 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (Sound), 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (Sound), 1943 A Guy Named Joe (Sound), 1938 Vitaphone Capers (Sound), 1936 Banjo on My Knee (Sound), 1935 Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Sound), 1934 Belle of the Nineties (Sound), 1933 The Emperor Jones (Sound), 1933 Hold Your Man (Sound), 1932 Winner Take All (Sound), 1932 Dancers in the Dark (Sound), 1932 Those Blues (Sound), 1931 Night Nurse (Sound), 1931 Nine O'Clock Folks (Sound), 1930 Dixie Days (Sound), 1930/II Metro Movietone Revue (Sound), 1957 Satchmo the Great (in person), 1954 This Is Your Life (in person), 1974 The Great Gatsby (Sound), 1954 Blackout (Sound), 2008 The Last Christmas Party (Sound), 2001-2005 American Masters (Sound), 2003/I Swing (Sound), 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (Sound), 2001 The Cat's Meow (Sound), 1998 Where the Heart Is (Sound), 1994 Exit to Eden (Sound), 1994 The Client (Sound), 1989 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (Sound), 1965 The Love Goddesses (Sound), 1964 The Judy Garland Show (Sound), 1957-1959 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (Sound), 1958 The Defiant Ones (Sound), 1958 St. Louis Blues (Sound), 1951 This Is Music (Sound), 1947 New Orleans (Sound), 1946 Do You Love Me (Sound), 1944 Jam Session (Sound), 1943 Is Everybody Happy (Sound), 1943 So's Your Uncle (Sound), 1942 The Gay Sisters (Sound), 1942 The Next of Kin (Sound), 1941 Birth of the Blues (Sound), 1939 St. Louis Blues (Sound), 1938 Sweethearts (Sound), 1937 Community Sing: Series 2, No. 1 (Sound), 1933 The Mind Reader (Sound), 1933 King Kong (Sound), 1933 Ladies They Talk About (Sound), 1933 Barber Shop Blues (Sound), 1932 Scarface (Sound), 1930 Up the River (Sound), 1929 At the Party (Sound), 1955 Person to Person (in person), 1952 Battle of the Ages (in person), 1949-1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1951 Eddie Peabody and Sonny Burke's Orchestra (Sound), 1959 La rebelión de los adolescentes (Music Department), 1944 Artistry in Rhythm (Sound)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Black and Blue - Music (January 26, 1989 - January 20, 1991), Bubbling Brown Sugar - Music (March 2, 1976 - December 31, 1977), At Home With Ethel Waters - Music (September 22, 1953 - October 10, 1953), Swingin' The Dream - Music (November 29, 1939 - December 9, 1939), Change Your Luck - Music (June 6, 1930 - June 19, 1930), Shubert Gaieties of 1919 - Music (July 17, 1919 - October 18, 1919)

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