[Dixielandjazz] Big bands
a.crouch at unsw.edu.au
Mon Dec 29 14:32:05 PST 2003
Hello Bill G
I like your "picky-ness" and agree with you about the use of "big band" as
a generic term.
BUT, now we get really picky! :-)
The OED reports the first useage in print as the Melody Maker magazine for
February 1926. Yes, 1926.
It's the same old song - no matter how early we think something is, there
is always something earlier. I have the feeling that the universe began
before the big bang.
All the best
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