early cite for "jass" band(1916)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Apr 22 03:30:10 UTC 2004

>_The Times_ (London), 26 Feb 1916: p. 8, col. G: "Sussex County Coursing
><<.... 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.

And here is my speculation: "Jass Slick" may be a transcription error,
possibly for "Joss Stick".

-- Doug Wilson

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