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01-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Robert Johnson
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Now if you you're talking about WC Handy's orginal "St Louie Blues", this is a Blues song played by a big band in the big band era. But WC Handy heard a bluesman playing his guitar singing the Blues waiting for a train then he wrote his song which is written in a 12 bar Blues format. But if you're speaking of the "When The Blues Coming Marching In" a parity of "When The Saints Come Marching In" this is a jazz song.

But it is true WC Handy played the trumpet.

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