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GUEST,Richie Origins: Early Blues Songs (37) Origins: Early Blues Songs 27 Feb 11


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?



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