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.
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Aunt Hagar’s Blues. Feb 1, 1923.
St. Louis Blues, Mar 29, 1926.
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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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