[Ads-l] Off topic: _Soul Brothers_ redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 29 23:46:04 UTC 2016

The album, _Soul Brothers_, c1958, has been re-released in high definition:
192 kHz @ 24 bit.

The modest degree of relevance is that Jon and I concur that the title of
this album is the earliest instance of the expression, _soul + [NP]_ with
*specific* reference to something relevant or peculiar to Black America -
as opposed to "soul brother" = blood brother, dear friend; "soul music" =
church music, music to soothe the savage breast - to appear in print that
either of us is aware of. Indeed, AFAIK, this album-title is the source of

_Soul sister_ goes back only to 1960 in Google Books:
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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