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"It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive characteristic." ---James Weldon Johnson Celebrate the Blues . . . Birth of the Blues Day November 16, 2007 Bo...

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"It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive characteristic." ---James Weldon Johnson Celebrate the Blues . . . Birth of the Blues Day November 16, 2007 Born on November 16, 1873, in Memphis, Tennessee, W.C. Handy is considered the "Father of the Blues." Though Handy didn't invent blues music, he took its unique, syncopated rhythms and made them popular in mainstream America.

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