Before blues singers came “songsters”

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Before blues singers came “songsters” Before the "blues," "songsters" played varied tunes on street corners. These traveling musicians made money from passersby. They were a common feature of African American life in the early 1900s. Songsters first appeared during the 1870s. Newly freed slaves became able to tr... - Posted on February 13, 2015