Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 260

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(ENTERTAINMENT--MUSIC.) W.C. Handy. His signature and inscription on a fragment of "St. Louis Blues." Fragment of printed sheet music, 5 1/4 x 9 inches, inscribed by the composer "To Mr. H.C. Osgood, with my best wishes, W.C. Handy, 3/25/27"; folds, unevenly torn at edges, light wear and foxing. No place, 25 March 1927

Additional Details

On verso is part of the color cover for Handy's big 1914 hit, here described as "The St. Louis Blues, the first successful 'Blues' published." The inscribee may have been Henry O. Osgood (1887-1927), associate editor of the Musical Courier and regarded as the first jazz critic.