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William Christopher Handy was an American composer and musician, known as the "Father of the Blues". He was one of the first musicians to publish blues music, and he helped to popularize the genre. Handy was born in Florence, Alabama, in 1873. He began playing the cornet when he was just a child, and he soon joined a local band.


When he was 20, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as a musician and composer. He wrote his first blues song, "The Memphis Blues", in 1912. It quickly became a hit, and it helped to make the city of Memphis a center for blues music.


In addition to his work as a composer, Handy was also a skilled performer. He played the cornet and the piano, and he sang. He toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and his music was recorded by some of the biggest names in the business, including Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Handy died in 1958, but his music lives on. His songs have been covered by many artists, and they continue to be popular today.


Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and printmaker who is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, and for his wide variety of styles.


Both artists were prolific and highly influential in their mediums. Picasso was a leading figure in the development of both Cubism and Modern art, while Handy was a key figure in the development of the blues and jazz. Both artists had a major impact on the 20th century art scene, and their work is still highly respected and appreciated today. 

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