Is this the earliest blues ever known?

Is this the earliest blues ever known?

UPDATED JULY 17 2016   In my book ‘America’s Gift’, I quote the American Blues historian, David K. Bradford, writing about the nineteenth century African-American street evangelist, Charles Haffer. Born in the 1870s, Charles Haffer was a blind Delta balladeer...
Great blues cities: St. Louis

Great blues cities: St. Louis

Updated 20 July 2016 St. Louis’ famous Gateway Arch is 630 ft. or 190 m high. In the nineteenth century, St. Louis used to be called The Gateway to the West St. Louis, Missouri, is a city so steeped in the blues, even the local NHL ice hockey team calls itself...