Possible Antedating of "Bebop"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 8 03:23:49 UTC 2012

bebop (OED 1945)

1944 _Billboard_ 2 Dec. 26/2 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Then [Bud] Johnson follows with a swell ride job on _Be-Bop_, tho spoiled by excessive drumming in the background.

NOTE:  Here _bebop_ seems to be the name of a specific song.

Fred Shapiro

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