William Christopher Handy - Quotes

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Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it.

Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it.

Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed. ---->>>

Nature was my kindergarten.

Nature was my kindergarten.

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out.

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out.

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony. ---->>>

With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds. ---->>>

My big ears indicated a talent for music. This thrilled me. ---->>>

You've got to appreciate the things that come from the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down. ---->>>

I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee. ---->>>

I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro. ---->>>

Saving was slow and painful.

Saving was slow and painful.

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 16, 1873
Birthplace:
Die: 03-28, 1958
Occupation: Musician
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William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an American composer and musician, known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy was one of the most influential American songwriters. He was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American blues music, and he is credited with giving it its contemporary form (wikipedia)