Antedating of "Rhythm and Blues"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 15 23:42:41 UTC 2007

rhythm and blues (OED 1949)

1935 _Winnipeg Free Press_ 28 Jan. 5/3 (  The Mills
Brothers, not to be outdone will step up with their guitar and simulate a
four-piece orchestra in several rhythm and blues numbers.

Fred Shapiro

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