Paul Samuel Whiteman and William Christopher Handy.

Paul Samuel Whiteman and William Christopher Handy.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 13th, 2018, 10:50 pm #1

On Jan 20, 1935 Paul Whiteman’s contribution to jazz and what he had done for negro music were celebrated by colored artists in a concert at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Whiteman’s orchestra also played at the event.

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W. C. Handy presented Whiteman with a silver cup.

Paul Whiteman, noted orchestra leader, was the recipient of a handsome loving cup, awarded by W.C. Handy, noted Negro composer of the St. Louis Blues, in recognition of the once portly conductor's work in establishing and promoting jazz.

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Whiteman and the Virginians recorded three of Handy’s compositions in the 1920s.

Memphis Blues. Mar 22, 1922.
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/d ... play/true/

Aunt Hagar’s Blues. Feb 1, 1923.
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/9191

St. Louis Blues, Mar 29, 1926.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1eCGXehRrQ

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Elliott Hurwitt
Elliott Hurwitt

January 14th, 2018, 6:25 pm #2

Nice photo. Handy and Whiteman were friendly for decades, and Whiteman attended at least one of Handy's gala birthday parties toward the end of Handy's life.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 14th, 2018, 11:37 pm #3

.... to the Bixography Forum.

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