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"Then I saw the beauty of primitive music." W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues

W.C. Handy at Age 19

W.C. Handy grew up in a small town in Alabama in the southern part of the US. His father was the pastor of a church, and Handy was raised in the faith of his father. When he was young, he made soap and worked in the fields picking berries and nuts.

He loved music, so he secretly saved his money and bought a guitar. When he brought the guitar home, his father was not plea...

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