Is this where blues really started?

Is this where blues really started?

BLUESMUSE28.  How many blues lovers have wondered how this intriguing music of ours first gained its unique sound? As much as I tried, I could never see how the nuances of blues related to the frenetic music of old tribal Africa, no matter how many documentaries...
The earliest known bluesman ever?

The earliest known bluesman ever?

Updated 3 April 2017. BluesMuse27 Long ago, when I played rugby, there was an old guy we nicknamed Daddy Stovepipe. Daddy was a human dynamo, still turning out for the seconds or thirds every week and tackling, ferociously, anything that moved in shorts. Daddy did...