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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 29 12:02:08 EDT 2016


Then there's the application of the term as a descriptor of the traditionally sanctioned Catholic birth control methods, periodic abstinence and complete continence, a.k.a. rhythm and blues.  (Probably doesn't antedate 1933.)


> On Sep 29, 2016, at 11:52 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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>> rhythm and blues (OED 1933)
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>> 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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> This also antedates fake v2 sense 3 "Of jazz musicians: to  improvise"
> The definition should possibly be broadened beyond jazz and improvisation.  "Fake Books" are compilations of sheet music of the basic structure of songs:
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