"Life is something like this trumpet. If you don't put anything in it you don't get anything out. And that's the truth". William C. Handy
Grandpa Bob adored W.C Handy: Memphis friend and fellow trumpeter known as "Father of the Blues".
At 11 years old, I composed my first letter to a US President. What was the pressing issue? Being a young stamp collector, grandpa urged me to write the US Government in support of a Postage stamp honoring the well deserved W.C Handy issued May 17, 1969.
Thanks to Dorian Henry for this "Memphis Blues" Lyrics below:
"There's nothing like the Handy Band that played the Memphis Blues so grand.
Oh play them Blues.
That melancholy strain, that ever haunting refrain
Is like a sweet old sorrow song.
Here comes the very part that wraps a spell around my heart.
It sets me wild to hear that loving tune a gain,
The Memphis Blues".