William Christopher Handy  (1873-1958)
Last updated: 22.06.17
According to the Internet source given below, William Christopher Handy was an American musician, band leader and songwriter born in Florence, Alabama. In 1893 he founded a vocal quartet which travelled to Chicago, St. Louis, Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky where joined Mahara's Colored Minstrels. He toured for a number of years but spent two years spent at A&M College in Huntsville, Alabama, teaching music. Amongst his bands were the "Knights of Pythias" which he lead in 1903 and "Handy's Orchestra of Memphis". Known as "The Father of the Blues" he is best remembered for his Mister Crump which was later titled The Memphis Blues" (1913) and his enormously successful St.Louis Blues (1914) the so called "National Anthem of the Blues".



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cd15.gif Janita Baker on "Blues & Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "Les Oignons" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Eubie Blake on "Memories of You" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Chisholm on "Early Days 1935-1944" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eddie Condon on "Eddie Condon 1947-1950" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Garry Davis on "Blues & Ragtime" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "It's Ragging Cats and Dogs"
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 2"
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Ragtime Sampler"
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill"
cd15.gif James Reese Europe on "Featuring Noble Sissle" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James Reese Europe on "James Reese Europe's 369th US Infantry Hell FightersBand" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James Reese Europe on "Too Much Mustard" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Handy's Memphis Blues Band on "W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jack Hilton on "Tiger Rag - Jack Hilton and His Orchestra" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson & Coleman Hawkins" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944-45" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1945-47" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "The Original James P. Johnson 1942-1945" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Scott Joplin on "Entertainer" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Live in Kalamazoo" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Rag Time Sue" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Those Irresistible Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Scott Kirby on "Some Assembly Required" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Noel Lester on "Syncopated Sensations" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 04" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 05" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paul Lingle on "They Tore My Playhouse Down" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Dixieland Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Where the Southern Crosses the Yellow Dog" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "100 Favorite Patriotic Songs" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Black Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 1: The Twenties (1923-1929)" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Cakewalks, Rags & Blues - Military Style" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Elite Syncopations: Classic Ragtime from Rare Piano Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Gold Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Good Time Jazz Story" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Kings of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Pianola Jazz: Early Piano Jazz & Ragtime Played on Pianola Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Pioneer Recording Bands 1917-1920" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime 1900-1930" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime to Jazz: Vol. 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime to Jazz: Vol. 2: 1916-1922" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime, Vol. 1: 1897-1919" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ring, Ring de Banjo: Banjo Showpieces" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "S. Joplin; G. Gershwin; I. Berlin; P. Whiteman" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Scott Joplin, Elite Syncopations, Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Violin, Sing The Blues For Me: African-American Fiddlers 1926-1949" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jelly Roll Morton on "The Original Mr. Jelly Lord" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Black Manhattan Vol. 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "On The Boardwalk" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "The Whistler and His Dog" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Marcus Roberts on "As Serenity Approaches" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Wally Rose on "Rags Blues Joys" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bessie Smith on "Bessie Smith 1924-1925" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Spare Parts on "Now Tango" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers on " The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 4" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Stumptown Jazz on "On Track" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Wilbur Sweatman on "Recorded in New York 1916-1935" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Chicago Breakdown 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Lincoln Avenue Express" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Minnesota Wonder 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Charles Thompson on "The Neglected Professor" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "The Tichenor Family Trio"
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Hot House Rag" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Centennial Collection" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Complete Associated Transcription Session 1935-1939" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "The Definitive Fats Waller Vol. 1: His Piano, His Rhythm" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller at the Organ, Vol. 3: 1926-1929 [Brown Cover]" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1926-27" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "A Handful of Keys" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Live at the Yacht Club" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Piano Masterworks Vol. 2 (1929-1943)" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Piano Solos-Turn on the Heat" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Yacht Club Swing & Other Radio" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Yacht Club Swing 1938" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins on "The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paul Whiteman on "Paul Whiteman" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Tommy Yetta on "Tommy Yetta: New Orleans Jazz: Autographed (signed): Vinyl LP" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Richard Zimmerman on "Ragtime Favorites - Richard Zimmerman" flag15us.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Basin Street" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "The Essential Canadian Brass" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Two Centuries of Hits" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Ensembles on "The Greatest Brass Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Brass Quintet on "Pops-Music of the Americas" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 26 works by William Christopher Handy (1873-1958). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Oh! Did'nt He Ramble (1902) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
Aunt Hagar's Children (1922) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
or Aunt Hagar's Blues
Memphis Blues (1912) wvicon.gif
or Mr Crump
I've Heard of a City Called Heaven (1927) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
The Jogo Blues (1913) wvicon.gif
W.C. Handly's Negro Spirituals (1936) wvicon.gif
Words by: W.C. Handy
Memphis Blues - Song (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: George A. Norton
Atlanta Blues (?)
Words by: Dave Elman
St. Louis Blues (1914) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
Colburn Blues (?)
The Yellow Dog Rag (1914) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
later retitled Blues in 1919
Friendless Blues (?)
Words by: Mercedes Gilbert
Beale Street Blues (1916) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
Fuzzy Wuzzy Rag (?)
Ole Miss Blues (1916)
The Girl You Have Never Met (?)
Words & Music: Handy
Ole Miss Rag (1916) wvicon.gif
The Hesitating Blues (?)
Though We're Miles and Miles Apart (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Chas. N. Hillman Words by: J. Russel Robinson
Adapated From the No Name Waltz
I'm So Glad My Dad's Coming Home (?)
The Yellow Dog Blues (1919) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Handy
same lyrics as Yellow Dog Rag
Joe Turner Blues (?)
Aunt Hagar's Children Blues (1921) wvicon.gif
Words by: J.T. Brymn
or Aunt Hagar's Blues
Preparedness Blues (?)
Careless Love (1921)
Words by: Martha E. Koenig, Spencer Williams
Sweet Child (?)