early cite for "jass" band(1916)

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Apr 21 13:13:13 UTC 2004

This is interesting.  I have found a couple of late 1910s occurrences of "jazzbo" as the name of US racehorses, none of "jazz/jass".  But these would be only horses running at tracks noticed by the NYTimes, Wash Post & LATimes.  I wonder whether the libares/museums of horseracing & trotting at Saratoga and (I believe) Goshen, N. Y. would have a complete list of horses active in the 1910s?


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET>
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 1:38 am
Subject: Re: early cite for "jass" band(1916)

> A puzzle:
> _The Times_ (London), 26 Feb 1916: p. 8, col. G: "Sussex County
> CoursingMeeting":
> <<.... The remaining stakes were divided, equal shares being taken
> by Mr.
> J. R. Smith's Jass Slick, Mr. E. J. Allard's Prince Rufus, Mr.
> Waugh's Hard
> Knock, and Messrs. Green and Morrison's Horstead Kite.>>
> This is not an OCR error; the text is clear.
> However I speculate that all is not as it seems.
> -- Doug Wilson

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