W. C. Handy wrote St. Louis Blues, and his statue stands big and tall A Handy Park in Memphis, Tennessee, near the popular area known as Beale Street. handy is often called "The Father of the Blues."
But who was W. C. Handy, and how did get that title?
"The geography of the blues," Martin Scorsese, who produced a series of videos that chronicle the history of the blues, says "is both a route to a particular time and place as well as a road map to the human soul. The ability of the music to connect with universal feelings of desire, love, loss and bitter disappointment makes the music fertile soil."