Julius “Old Man River” Bledsoe Harlem NY 1920’s (video)

A critic from the New York Morning Telegraph described him as "a singer who can pick the heart right out of your body—if you don’t look out."Jules Bledsoe 1897–1943, was a baritone from Waco, Texas and one of the first African-American opera stars to perform in the United States who moved to Harlem in the 1920’s. Continue Reading →