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W.C. Handy Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

W.C. HANDY
Born: November 16, 1873 in Florence, Alabama
Died: March 29, 1958 in New York City, New York
Biography
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-rebelion-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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