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Beale Street Blues (1916)

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Rank 463
Words and Music W.C. Handy

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1930 8 What Is This Thing Called Love?
1933 9 Yesterdays
1946 10 Stella by Starlight

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Additional information for "Beale Street Blues" may be found in:

David Ewen
American Songwriters: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary
H. W. Wilson
Hardcover: 489 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: film productions, history and performers.)

Thomas S. Hischak
The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia
Greenwood Press
Hardcover: 552 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: film productions, history and performers.)

W. C. Handy, Arna Bontemps
Father of the Blues: An Autobiography
Da Capo Press; Reprint edition
Paperback: 317 pages


(Includes the following types of information: sheet music. (Page 155).)

W. C. Handy, Arna Bontemps
Father of the Blues: An Autobiography
Da Capo Press; Reprint edition
Paperback: 317 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: anecdotal. (Page 124).)
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W.C. Handy

Year Rank Title
1914 20 St Louis Blues
1916 463 Beale Street Blues

W.C. Handy and George A. Norton

Year Rank Title
1912 725 Memphis Blues

J Tim Brymn and W.C. Handy

Year Rank Title
1920 901 Aunt Hagar's Blues

W.C. Handy and Sy Oliver

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1921 715 Loveless Love

W.C. Handy, Martha Koenig and Spencer Williams

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1921 787 Careless Love

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