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Louisville Blues

W. C. Handy's Orchestra


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Feat. Thomas Gray


This side was recorded by "W. C. Handy's Orchestra" in New York City on January 5th 1923 with personnel including W C Handy leader, Thomas Gray trumpet, and John Mitchell banjo, tuba, & drums.

*"Louisville Blues" was composed by Bob Ricketts and Mike Jackson in 1921.

Jazz bandleader and composer W. C. Handy dubbed "Father of the Blues" (at least in its written form) leads his band for their recording of one popular blues song to which he could not claim ownership.

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