Jazz crooner Nat "King" Cole and "Father of the Blues" W. C. Handy. In 1958, Cole played fellow Alabama native Handy in the film St. Louis Blues, based on Handy's life and career and named after his most famous composition.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
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