What do you think the first blues songs were? Please include a date and source if possible.
They can be 8 bar (AB), 12 bar (AAB) or 16 bar (AAAB)
I'll include 3 of mine:
Careless love AAAB; (WC Handy 1888) circa 1880
Joe Turner (Joe Turner Blues) AAB (WC Handy 1895) circa 1885
Alabama Bound AABA; or AAB (as Elder Green) Early 1900 pub circa 1905
This info is from memory so...
Do you agree?