Handy, W. C.
- (1873–1958), US composer and musician; full name William Christopher Handy; known as the Father of the Blues. As a cornetist he led the Mahara Minstrels band 1896–1903. Many of his works, including “St. Louis Blues” and “Memphis Blues,” were multistrain jazz compositions that utilized elements of the blues.
- (1873–1958), American blues musician; full name William Christopher Handy. He set up a ...