"jazz," "jug"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Jan 8 17:51:15 UTC 2004

>At 12:34 PM -0500 1/8/04, George Thonmpson wrote:
>Subject:      Antedating of "jug band"
>  OED has 1946.
>         Two Jugg Bands are coming to New York, after all.  One is of
>four pieces and the other has five.  ***  One Jugg Band goes to the
>new Palais Royal.
>         Variety, March 16, 1917, p. 15, col. 4
>I haven't searched Proquest Historical Newspapers, &c.


    In a recent visit to a Chicago bookstore I noticed the following:
_Destination Chicago Jazz_ by Sandor Demlinger and John Steiner
(Chicago: Arcadia), 2003.

    Opposite the title page is a reprinted brief newspaper article
with no date or other bibliographic reference:
   "Rivalry between the Louisville 'jug' band and the New Orleans
'jazz' band at the Casino Cabaret, Clark and Kinzie streets, led to a
demand by Walter Vaughn, champion jug blower of the world, for the
arrest of the jazz band cornet player...Both rivals are colored."

    It would be good to have the exact reference of the above. Does
anyone on this list know Sandor Demlinger or John Steiner? If not,
I'll write to Arcadia Press and ask that the letter be forwarded to
one of them.

Gerald Cohen

P.S. Thanx for the replies on "Huguenots"

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