Thursday, March 25, 2010

St. Louis Blues (1958)

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church.

William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician, often known as the "Father of the Blues".

St. Louis Blues (1958)
Cast: Billy Preston, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole, Pearl Bailey, Ruby Dee

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