[Dixielandjazz] Re: Shine & That's Why They Call Me Shine

Ric Giorgi ricgiorgi at sympatico.ca
Tue Nov 2 15:25:09 PST 2004

>" Pipe" meaning to look at may or may not have been " jive talk" (not in my

>backyard) but I recall the likes of actor Leo Gorcey as "Spit" in The Dead
>Kids  movies  saying  ,"Hey, pipe the broad".(not politically  in-correct
>the late '30s)                                al singer

Bingo--except even older than Gorcey.  Chapman, "American Slang," says
"v from late 1800s: to look at; see; notice: 'Did you pipe her

So this "pipe" is said with some degree of admiration. Is that right?

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