noun Older Use.
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.
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The Greatest Language Hits Of Black MusicJune is African-American Music Appreciation Month, also known as Black Music Month. It's a time to commemorate the continuing legacy of Black music on American life, and, for our part, we’re celebrating the lingo, spanning Louis Armstrong's blues to City Girl's drip, that Black musicians helped take platinum in our lexicon.
Origin of race music
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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