W. C. Handy

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Noun1.W. C. Handy - United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
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Prior to that, Hart had won a WC Handy award (now called the Blues Music Awards) for best newcomer (1997) and two years later he picked up the Down Beat magazine award for best blues album.
1914: WC Handy published his St Louis Blues which has since been recorded more than 100 times.
Infused with the magic and mystique, the sights and especially the sounds of the South, this wonderful holiday begins in Georgia and sweeps through the world of WC Handy, Robert Johnson, 'Fats' Domino, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and, of course, Elvis Presley.
A two-time WC Handy Blues Award nominee for Best Acoustic Blues album, and 2008 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, Catfish has 14 number one independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show.
That parade takes place in Beale Street, which brings me back to the city's musical heritage (the annual Beale Street Music Festival takes place in May) and to WC Handy.
Beginning in Georgia, and then sweeping through Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, you'll discover the world of WC Handy, Robert Johnson, 'Fats' Domino, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and, of course, Elvis Presley.
THE American Blues composer WC Handy once wrote: "While it may well be that 'true riches are laid up in heaven' it is sure nice to have a little pocket money on the way there." Like 90 per cent of the people who go racing, Barry Hills likes a bet, as is only to be expected of the man who founded his training career by winning pounds 60,000 on Frankincense.
Charlie Parker, my first and great influence, was conceived there and WC Handy was there.