William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an African American blues composer, often known as "The Father of the Blues".
Music Preservation Society biography
If my serenade of song and story should serve as a pillow for some composer's head, as yet perhaps unborn, to dream and build on our fond melodies in his tomorrow, I have not labored in vain.
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