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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 12:22:39 EDT 2016


A sense I heard ca1969.

JL

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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:
> >
> >
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> Fred Shapiro
> >
> >
> > 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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> tlU1hb9kNJUyW4g&e=
> >
> >
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