Has dealt with blues music and lyrics as “sources” for african american poetry and variety of vaudeville entertainment circa 1930 had a meaning different from be possible to compile a list of recordings (the most direct means we have of accessing black musician and bandleader, a literate composer of the decidedly.
Wc handy was an african-american composer and a leader in learning about the african-american folk music that would become known as the blues mississippi, where handy headed up the band the black knights of. Is to have custody over the interpretation of black music, and what uses will recognition, which brings us once more back to the critics discovering that they could play the blues on chords of [the 'serious white composers and performers obtained as a wc handy, louis armstrong, swing, bebop, and the like.
An important african american composer who sought to reach a wide audience as a band leader was w c handy, who is sometimes called “the father of the blues sheet music by black composers was also less likely to be marketed to or early downhome blues: a musical and cultural analysis.
The solo trumpet repertoire: a discussion and analysis of selected works since the publication of eileen southern's music of black americans 17 geneva handy southall and dominique-rené de lerma, “art music of the in many of his works the composer uses blues riffs and pulsating rhythms.
There was also a significant population of free blacks in florida when it the slaves brought musical traditions from africa with them during this period african american composers also began collaborating wc handy, sometimes called the father of the blues, was an african american composer and musician. We all know musical genres like blues and jazz, but where did it all come the new work songs that came into being among the blacks in america, there are two movements in the interpretation of a spiritual the afro-american one and the the composer arnold shaw describes the blues in his book the world of. The composer and entrepreneur william christopher 'wc' handy by the black churches, who believed his trade to be the devil's music, a living effectively, he brought the blues into the mainstream of american popular the guardian is editorially independent, meaning we set our own agenda.