Antedating of "Salsa" (Music)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 9 13:34:00 UTC 2012

salsa (OED, 2., 1975)

1971 _Billboard_ 14 Aug. 21/4 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  "On my program from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., I play what the Cubans call "salsa" music: music with sauce, hot and spicy," Kapper said.

Fred Shapiro

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