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1955 Solo, p. 107. Y. , p. 26. blow: to play a musical instrument, any instrument. , p. 44. blow: orig. to play a wind instrument. Generalized to performing upon any instrument (thus, one can "blow guitar"). Probably from fact that all solo instruments in traditional jazz are wind instruments. , p. 55. Tony also started to blow at the Village Vanguard about this time. 1959 The Holy Barbarians, p. 26. v. blow: to play any musical instrument, often one which is not actually blown as bass or drums.
2 1 [ BLAST ] an exciting party or an enjoyable evening com- in the pany of others. Oral evidence only. black bottom, [from general slang for Negro buttocks: 1928 The Walls yo' little black bottom"; current A except historical] — 1926 c. 1923-c. 1929, obs. since jazz dance popular in the 1920's. Nigger Heaven, 120. p. I'm dying to do the Black Bottom again with OlHe! 1934 Metronome, 30. p. The cf. of Jericho, p. 14, "Been wantin' to spank foxtrot . . has outlasted . . , Black Bottom. blackstick, black-stick, n.
Times — 1962 good friend, companion. 1935-c. 1945, rare since] Possessing p. 45. ace: a importance: used of a person or thing. — 1944 Dan Burleys Original Handbook of Harlem Jive, p. 133. ax:elane: husband. 1960 Hiparama of the Classics, p. 15. Hip to the cool sweet groove of Liberty and soHd sent — upon the Ace Lick that all Cats or Blue! t. [cf. and Red, White, Kitties, FRONT. 1929 American Speech, June, "The Vocabulary of Bums," p. 337. "ace in: to place yourself or a friend in the good graces of someone"; current since c.
A Jazz Lexicon by Robert S Gold