W. C. Handy's Blues: An Anthology

W. C. Handy's Blues: An Anthology
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This authoritative, newly revised collection comprises 70 melodies arranged for piano and voice by blues great W. C. Handy. Includes "The Hesitating Blues," "Joe Turner Blues," "Deep River Blues," "Basin Street Blues," and dozens of other classics. Detailed notes on each song offer fascinating background details.

Extensive text by music critic Abbe Niles surveys the development of the blues, a 1990 Introduction describes the book's publication history, and a new Introduction by a leading expert on W. C. Handy profiles the life and work of the Father of the Blues. Eight striking illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias complement the collection.

Dover Original.


  • Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet On Your Floor)
  • Aunt Hagar's Children
  • Aunt Hagar's Children Blues
  • Baby Seals Blues
  • Banjo Blues
  • Barnyard Blues (Livery Stable Blues)
  • Basement Blues, The
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Beale Street Blues
  • Blind Man Blues
  • Blue Gummed Blues
  • Blues I've Got, The
  • Blues, The (But I'm Too Blamed Mean To Cry)
  • Boogie-Woogie On St. Louis Blues
  • Bunch Of Blues, A (Fox Trot)
  • Chantez-Les Bas (Sing Em' Low)
  • Chicago Gouge, The
  • Dallas Blues
  • Deep River Blues (Anoranzas)
  • Florida Blues, The
  • Goin' Down That Long Long Lonesome Road
  • Golden Brown Blues
  • Gouge Of Armour Avenue, The
  • Gulf Coast Blues
  • Harlem Blues
  • Hesitating Blues, The
  • Hooking Cow Blues
  • Joe Turner Blues
  • Jogo Blues, The
  • John Henry Blues
  • Kansas City
  • Long Gone
  • Long Lost Blues, The
  • Loveless Love
  • Memphis Blues, The
  • Mississippi Blues (Bamville Croon)
  • Mountain Top Blues (Blue Mama's Suicide Wail)
  • New York Tango Blues (As Played By The 6 Musical Spillers)
  • Ole Miss
  • Rice Hotel Blues
  • Rock Pile Blues (Mama's Prison Yard Blues)
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Shoeboot's Serenade
  • Snakey Blues, The
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Stingaree Blues (A Down Home Blues)
  • Sundown Blues
  • Tishomingo Blues
  • Wall Street Blues
  • Way Down South Where The Blues Began
  • Weary Blues, The
  • Weeping Willow Blues (After Bessie Smith)
  • West Texas Blues
  • Yellow Dog Blues


Product IDCOBS012972942
Composer/Artist/Author William Christopher Handy
Editor/Arranger Hurwitt, Elliott S
Instrumentation Voice & Piano
Publisher Dover Publications
Publisher Ref No 0486486192
Language Eng
Media Book
No of Pages304

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