[Dixielandjazz] Hot Antic name derivation

Dick Baker db at dickbaker.org
Fri Feb 27 08:33:41 PST 2004

Bill Gunter has it right...I've been around that band a lot and have heard 
them give this explanation on several occasions.

>"Hot Antic" is a slangy translation of "Haute Antique", which is in turn
>loosely translated into English as "old style", or maybe "old fashioned", 
>or, if
>you will,  "traditional".

I always had the idea that Hot Antic was a loose rendition of the French 
pronunciation of their word for "authentic."

Ah well, live and learn,

Bill "I don't speak no French" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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