W.C. Handy hears the Rural Blues played on a slide guitar (knife blade
used as a slide) by an itinerant Blues guitarist in a railroad station
in Tutwiler, Mississippi. It sparks a career for him and it is an
important event in Amercan popular music history.
Search by Year
Support All About Jazz's Future
We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!