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W. C. Handy

Composer, Musician (16-Nov-1873 — 29-Mar-1958)


W. C. Handy. Father of the Blues: An Autobiography. New York: Macmillan. 1941. 317pp. Edited by Arna Bontemps.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.499)

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.282)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.289)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.663)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.451)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.311)

  11. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.330-31)

  12. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.383)

  13. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.110-11)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.308)

  15. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.393)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.352)

  17. American Songwriters (pp.203-06)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.80)

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