Antedating of "Jazz" as Verb

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 29 14:45:47 UTC 2008

I've been thinking about getting a copy, myself. Its constant use by
the PM Co. might have soured me on it. But, now that I'm a senior
citizen, it reminds me of the good old days. Well, they weren't
necessarily good. But, as the ancient Greeks are supposed to have been
the first to note:

"All days are good, when they're old."


On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at> wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: Antedating of "Jazz" as Verb
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> Wilson Gray wrote:
>> Isn't Ferdy the guy who wrote "On The Trail," a part of the "Grand
>> Canyon Suite that the Philip Morris Co. once used as its theme song,
>> back in radio days? Every radio show sponsored by the PM co. had "on
>> The Trail" as its theme song, IIRC.
> He wrote the entire Suite. (My parents had it on LP, and I heard it quite
> a lot while growing up.)
> Jim Parish
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