W. C. Handy

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United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

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'I'd choose Louis Armstrong plays WC Handy, which I bought on vinyl at Spillers' record shop in Cardiff as a 16-year-old at Whitchurch Grammar School,' he said.
The repertoire is varied, covering WC Handy, Hank Williams, James P Johnson and Leroy Carr.
The film tells of WC Handy, the black band leader who introduced the world to blues after hearing a "lean, loose-jointed Negro" playing what he called "the weirdest music I had ever heard" on a railway station in rural Mississippi.
It won a Grammy nomination, The Blues Foundation's WC Handy Award for the best soul/blues album of the year.
It was through Taj Mahal that Davis discovered the music of the old-time blues players and in 1993 he took the title role in the Off-Broadway production of Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil, which earned him the Blues Foundation's WC Handy Keeping the Blues Alive Award.
She has twice won the WC Handy Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year - rare accolade for a white woman and a New Yorker.
He has received numerous honours, too - WC Handy Heritage Award, Memphis Hall of Fame, a Grammy earlier this for Best Americana Album (This Is Where I Live) and is featured in the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Green recently became the first UK artist to pick up the WC Handy Blues Award for The Robert Johnson Songbook, last year's collaboration with Nigel Watson.
Although St Louis has one foot in the past it is also a bustling modern metropolis with excellent public transport and a population of more than 2.5 million people blessed with a diverse arts scene in which rhythm and blues takes pride of place - it's no t for nothing the famous WC Handy tune was called St Louis Blues (even if it was written in Memphis!).