Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Composer and musician W.C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues", in 1955. Handy did not create the blues genre but was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional style with a limited audience to a national level of popularity.
"W.C. Handy, 1955" (2021). Music. 21.
Handy, W.C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958, Blues (music)--Tennessee--Memphis