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W. C. Handy's Blues, An Anthology: Complete Words And Music Of 70 Great Songs And Instrumentals

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Voice, Piano Accompaniment (VCE/PFA)
Catalogue #: 0486486192
ISBN: 9780486486192


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.

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The Memphis Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Dallas Blues [Wand, H.A.] [Garrett, Lloyd]
The Jogo Blues [Handy, W.C.]
St. Louis Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Yellow Dog Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Golden Brown Blues [Handy, W.C.] [Hughes, Langston]
Stingaree Blues (A Down Home Blues) [Kemp, Clinton A.]
The Florida Blues [Phillips, W.K.] [Hoffman, D.] [Neale, A.]
The Hesitating Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Joe Turner Blues [Handy, W.C.]
The Snakey Blues [Nash, Will]
Wall Street Blues [Handy, W.C.] [Gregory, Margaret]
Beale Street Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Tishomingo Blues [Williams, Spencer]
Hooking Cow Blues [Williams, Douglas]
Blue Gummed Blues [Handy, W.C.] [Elman, Dave]
Blind Man Blues [McLaurin, Billie] [Green, Eddie]
Deep River Blues (Anoranzas) [Handy, Lucile M.] [Green, Eddie]
Goin' Down That Long Long Lonesome Road [Nash, Will]
Aunt Hagar's Children [Handy, W.C.]
Aunt Hagar's Children Blues [Handy, W.C.] Brymn, J. Tim]
Loveless Love [Handy, W.C.]
Sundown Blues [Handy, W.C.]
The Basement Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Way Down South Where The Blues Began [Handy, W.C.]
Basin Street Blues [Williams, Spencer]
The Blues I've Got [Reed, N.E.] [Neal, Ethel]
Boogie-Woogie On St. Louis Blues [Hines, Earl]
Shoeboot's Serenade [Handy, W.C.]
The Gouge Of Armour Avenue [Handy, W.C.]
Ole Miss [Handy, W.C.]
Harlem Blues [Handy, W.C.]
John Henry Blues [Handy, W.C.]
Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet On Your Floor) [Handy, W.C.] [Elman, Dave]
The Chicago Gouge [Handy, W.C.]
Chantez-Les Bas (Sing Em' Low) [Handy, W.C.]
Long Gone [Handy, W.C.] [Smith, Chris]
The Blues (But I'm Too Blamed Mean To Cry) [Brymn, J.Tim] [Smith, Chris]
Baby Seals Blues [Seals, Baby F.]
New York Tango Blues (As Played By The 6 Musical Spillers) [Spiller, W.N.]
The Long Lost Blues [Wyer, J. Paul] [Kelley, H. Alf]
Kansas City [Robinson, Willard] [Bowman, Euday L.]
Rice Hotel Blues [Marten, Jimmie]
A Bunch Of Blues (Fox Trot) [Wyer, J. Paul] [Kelley, H. Alf]
The Weary Blues [Kelley, H. Alf]
Barnyard Blues (Livery Stable Blues) [La Rocca, D.J.]
West Texas Blues [Booker Jr., Chas. H.]
Royal Garden Blues [Williams, Clarence] [Williams, Spencer]
Gulf Coast Blues [Williams, Clarence]
Weeping Willow Blues (After Bessie Smith) [Carter, Paul]
Banjo Blues [Williams, Spencer]
Mississippi Blues (Bamville Croon) [Williams, Spencer]
Mountain Top Blues (Blue Mama's Suicide Wail) [Williams, Spencer]
Rock Pile Blues (Mama's Prison Yard Blues) [Williams, Spencer]

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Honiton GB learning piano at 74
Many tunes include the singers score which is good for a novice piano player and pleased my piano teacher.
Authentic tune with less difficult notation
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Confirmed purchase: 02 December 2014
Published on: 08 January 2015

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 17/07/2012
Format: Vocal Album
Length: 304 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications
Arranger: W.C. Handy

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