W.C. Handy - Memphis Blues




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Published on Mar 24, 2010

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Also, it's the original Memphis Blues, Handy's first popular success!
Recorded by Victor Military Band, July 15, 1914.

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A bit of info:

In 1909 Handy and his band moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where they started playing at clubs on Beale Street. The genesis of his "Memphis Blues" was as a campaign tune written for Edward Crump, a successful Memphis mayoral candidate in 1909. Handy later rewrote the tune and changed its name from "Mr. Crump" to "Memphis Blues."

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  • Song

    • The Memphis Blues-7247-DNC
  • Artist

    • Victor Military Band
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    • AdRev for Rights Holder, and 4 Music Rights Societies


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