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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy(noun)

    United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

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  1. W. C. Handy

    William Christopher Handy was a blues composer and musician. He was widely known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American form of music known as the blues, he is credited with giving it its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a regional music style with a limited audience to one of the dominant national forces in American music. Handy was an educated musician who used folk material in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from several performers. He loved this folk musical form and brought his own transforming touch to it.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

  2. W. C. Fields:

    I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy.

  3. W.C. Fields:

    I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

  4. Groucho Marx:

    Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.

  5. Wendy Sherman:

    That skill set came in handy, you have to see all the parts in front of you. You really learn how to understand people.

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