Hearing Voices: W.C. Handy

"The Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy.

hide caption"The Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy.

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Nearly a century ago, musician W.C. Handy recorded the first blues hit, "Memphis Blues." In the years that followed, he produced dozens of Billboard chart hits that were re-released again and again. Producer Barrett Golding of the Hearing Voices radio project profiles Handy, "the Father of the Blues."

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