[Ads-l] Bazooka 1914

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 3 07:00:32 EDT 2016


I wonder if "bazouki" is behind the word, though there's no other
resemblance.

JL

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 5:04 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> San Jose [CA] Mercury Herald, Sunday Morning, Feb. 22, 1914, p. 1 col. 5.
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> ....program for the benefit of the Campbell fire department...Fred C.
> Stephens, 'instrumentalist extraordinary, featuring the one-stringed
> Japanese Bazooka" of his own make. The various parts of this instrument
> were captured from the Irish-Jews in Japan, selection, orchestra.
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> Stephen Goranson
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