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race music

noun, Older Use.
1.
blues-based music or jazz by and for African Americans in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was regarded as a distinctive, separate market by the music industry; early jazz or rhythm-and-blues.
Origin of race music
1925-1930
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30
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