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Memphis Blues (1912)

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Rank 725
Music W.C. Handy
Lyrics George A. Norton

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Additional information for "Memphis Blues" may be found in:

David Ewen
Great Men of American Popular Song
Prentice-Hall; Rev. and enl. ed edition
Unknown Binding: 404 pages


(2 paragraphs including the following types of information: history.)

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


(2 paragraphs including the following types of information: 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: Broadway productions, film productions, history and performers.)

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: music analysis. (Page 120). 2 pages including the following types of information: history. (Pages 114-116). 7 pages including the following types of information: history. (Pages 106-112). Includes the following types of information: sheet music. (Pages 103-105). 9 pages including the following types of information: history. (Pages 93-101).)

David Ewen
All the Years of American Popular Music
Prentice Hall Trade
Hardcover: 850 pages


(2 paragraphs including the following types of information: history.)
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W.C. Handy and George A. Norton

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1912 725 Memphis Blues

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