Further Antedating of "Rhythm and Blues"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 26 23:15:04 UTC 2008

rhythm and blues (OED 1949)

1933 _Wisconsin State Journal_ 12 May 10 (Newspaperarchive)  The fastest stepping, hottest of modern music, and the most colorful rhythm and blues singing are promised by the Ashley Theater corp., when the Orpheum theater opens under its management Sunday.

Fred Shapiro

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