New York: Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc.. Revised Edition, Ukelele Arrangement. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed sheet music of the composer's famous "Saint Louis Blues,"Â Â five pages, 9 x 12, signed and inscribed on the front cover in fountain pen by Handy. In fine condition, with a crease to the lower right.Â Composed in 1914, it was one of the first blues songs to really cross genres and has been performed by numerous musicians of all styles from Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, etc. and remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians' repertoire. Handy said he had been inspired to write the song by a chance meeting with a woman on the streets of St. Louis distraught over her husband's absence, who lamented, "Ma man's got a heart like a rock cast in de sea", a key line of the song. (Inventory #: 13158)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.