William Christopher Handy — American Musician born on November 16, 1873, died on March 28, 1958

William Christopher Handy was an American blues composer and musician. He was widely known as the "Father of the Blues"... (wikipedia)

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out.
The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it.
I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro.
Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.