[Ads-l] Antedating of "Rhythm and Blues"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 08:17:55 EDT 2016


Is this a genre called "rhythm-and-blues" or merely "dance rhythm plus sung
blues"? Is there any way to know?

"Rhythm" was a highly touted virtue in '20s & '30s dance music.

JL



On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> rhythm and blues (OED 1933)
>
>
> 1924 _Billboard_ 20 Dec. 61 (ProQuest)  (advertisement)  FAST DANCE
> PIANIST AT LIBERTY AFTER 20th.  Sight reader, fake, improvise, lots of
> rhythm and blues.
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> Fred Shapiro
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