race music


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.

Nearby words

  1. raccoon dog,
  2. raccoon eyes,
  3. raccoon river,
  4. race,
  5. race meeting,
  6. race norming,
  7. race off,
  8. race plate,
  9. race relations,
  10. race riot

Origin of race music

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30

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