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His father was the pastor of a small church in Guntersvillea small town in northeast central Alabama. Handy wrote St. Louis Blues - Joe Turner* - The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz his autobiography, Father of the Bluesthat he was born in a log cabin built by his grandfather William Wise St. Louis Blues - Joe Turner* - The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazzwho became an African Methodist Episcopal minister after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The log cabin of Handy's birth has St. Louis Blues - Joe Turner* - The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz preserved near downtown Florence. Handy's father believed that musical instruments were tools of the devil. Upon seeing the guitar, his father asked him, "What possessed you to bring a sinful thing like that into our Christian home?
He joined a local band as a teenager, but he kept this fact a secret from his parents. He purchased a cornet from a fellow band member and spent every free minute practicing it.
While growing up, he apprenticed in carpentryshoemakingand plastering. He was deeply religious. His musical style was influenced by the church music he sang and played in his youth and by the sounds of nature. He cited as inspiration the "whippoorwills, bats and hoot owls and their outlandish noises", Cypress Creek washing on the fringes of the woodland, and "the music of every songbird and all the symphonies of their unpremeditated art". He worked on a "shovel brigade" at the McNabb furnace and described the music made by the workers as they beat shovels, altering the tone while thrusting St.
Louis Blues - Joe Turner* - The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz withdrawing the metal part against the iron buggies to pass the time while waiting for the overfilled furnace to digest its ore. He called the The God That Failed - Metallica - Metallica "better to us than the music of a martial drum corps, and our rhythms were far more complicated.
They accompany themselves on anything from which they can extract a musical sound or rhythmical effect. In SeptemberHandy travelled to Birmingham, Alabamato take a teaching exam. In his time off from his job, he organized a small string orchestra and taught musicians how to read music. He later organized the Lauzetta Quartet.
When the group read about the upcoming World's Fair in Chicagothey decided to attend. Still On Your Side - René Froger - Pure pay their way, they performed odd jobs along the way. They arrived in Chicago only to learn that the World's Fair had been postponed for a year.
Next they headed to St. Louis, Missouri, but found no work. After the quartet disbanded, Handy went to Evansville, Indiana.
He played the cornet in the Chicago World's Fair in In Evansville, he joined a successful band that performed throughout neighboring cities and states. His musical endeavors were varied: he sang first tenor in a minstrel show, worked as a band director, choral director, cornetist, and trumpeter. At the age of 23, he became the bandmaster of Mahara's Colored Minstrels. Returning from Cuba the band traveled north through Alabama, where they stopped to perform in Huntsville. Weary of life on the road, he and his wife, Elizabeth, stayed with relatives in his nearby hometown of Florence.
They married on July 19, She gave birth to Lucille, the first of their six children, on June 29,after they had settled in Florence. Around that time, William Hooper Councillthe president of what had become the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes the same college Handy had refused to teach at in due to low payhired Handy to teach music.
He became a faculty member in September and taught through much of He was disheartened to discover that the college emphasized teaching European music considered to be "classical". He felt he was underpaid and could make more money touring with a minstrel group. In Handy traveled throughout Mississippi, listening to various styles of popular black music.
The state was mostly rural and music St. Louis Blues - Joe Turner* - The Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz part of the culture, especially in cotton plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Musicians usually played guitar or banjo or, to a much lesser extent, piano. Handy's remarkable memory enabled him to recall and transcribe the music he heard in his travels.
In he became the director of a black band organized by the Knights of Pythias in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Inwhile waiting for a train in Tutwilerin the Mississippi Delta, Handy had the following experience:. A lean loose-jointed Negro had commenced plunking a guitar beside me while I slept As he played, he pressed a knife on the strings of the guitar in a manner popularized by Hawaiian guitarists who used steel bars The singer repeated the line three times, accompanying himself on the guitar with the weirdest music I had ever heard.
Aboutwhile playing a dance in Cleveland, MississippiHandy was given a note asking for "our native Towers Of Dub - The Orb - The BBC Sessions 1989-2001. Three young men with a battered guitar, mandolin, and a worn-out bass walked onto the stage.
They struck up one of those over and over strains that seem to have no beginning and certainly no ending at all. The strumming attained a disturbing monotony, but on and on it went, a kind of stuff associated with [sugar] cane rows and levee camps.
Thump-thump-thump went their feet on the floor. It was not really annoying or unpleasant. Perhaps "haunting" is the better word. Handy noted square dancing by Mississippi blacks with "one of their own calling the figures, and crooning all of his calls in the key of G.
Ah, there was my key—I'd do the song in G. They earned their living by selling their own songs — "ballets," as they called them — and I'm ready to say in their behalf that seldom did their creations lack imagination. The other candidates also employed Black musicians for their campaigns. Crump" to "Memphis Blues. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
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