Old "Wham Bam" ADS-L archives

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Wed Oct 23 02:43:22 UTC 2002

   Bowie's song is from 1976.  See the old ADS-L archives, where you can read

ADS-L: Archive Search Results Date Sent: Thursday, August 27, 1998

I posted here that the "Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am" in DINAH WAS (the
Off-Broadway Dinah Washington musical, allegedly spoken around 1945) was an
anachronism.This is from WorldCat:

1940--A fox trot by Paul Whiteman ("king of jazz") was "Wham:  wham, re,
bop,boom, bam."

1948-1953--The album I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE: RAMBLIN' JIMMIE DOLAN (1994)
recorded in these years contains "Wham!  Bam!  Thank you Ma'am!"

1956-1961--The album THE ART OF CHARLES MINGUS (1973) recorded in these years
contains "Wham bam thank you ma'am."

1965--The album FINDING A NEW FRIEND by Oscar Brown, Jr. and Luiz Henrique
contains "Wham!  Bam!  Thank you ma'am!"

1968--The book THE WHAM!  BAM!  THANK YOU, MA'AM AFFAIR by Troy Conway was

1969--The album THE AUTUMN STONE by Small Faces has the song "Wham bam thank
you mam."

1994--WHAM BAM, THANK YOU GLAM! is the title of a music compilation.

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