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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006.
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Jump-blues pianist Floyd Dixon dead at 77

ORANGE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- R&B pianist and songwriter Floyd Dixon, whose "Hey Bartender" was brought to the masses by the Blues Brothers, has died in Orange, Calif., at 77.

Blues legend Hemphill dies at 72

MEMPHIS, July 25 (UPI) -- Mississippi native Jessie Mae Hemphill, founder of country blues, has died in Memphis at the age of 72 from complications related to an infection.

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Today is Sunday, July 16, the 197th day of 2006 with 168 to follow.
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Bluesman Willie Kent dead at age 70

CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Award-winning blues bassist Willie Kent, known as the godfather of Chicago blues, has died of cancer at age 70, it was reported Friday.

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2005 with 45 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2005 with 84 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2005 with 168 to follow.
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Handy Awards honor best of the blues

CLARKSDALE, Miss., May 6 (UPI) -- Charlie Musselwhite was a big winner at this year's W.C. Handy Blues Awards in Clarksdale, Miss.
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William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician. He was widely known as the "Father of the Blues".

Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American form of music known as the blues, he is credited with giving it its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a not very well-known regional music style to one of the dominant forces in American music.

Handy was an educated musician who used folk material in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from several performers. He loved this folk musical form and brought his own transforming touch to it.

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