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1961 tone . Down . Beat, 13 April, p. 23. "It [jazz]'s just a what you do to a melody . . " benny, n, 1. cf. 1950 Slang Today "benny: an overcoat (-1905); ex [from underworld slang: and Yesterday, p. 423. "; current among jazzmen since c. 1920]  BIG APPLE An of — 1944 overcoat. " Jive, p. 109. [from narcotics slang; some jazz use since 2. — c. 1935] Benzedrine or a benzedrine inhaler. 1956 Second Ending, p. 230. " 1958 The — Subterraneans, p. 29. High on tea or benny walk down the — 1959 tion].
Several other numbers lately. 1961 Jazz Journal, July, p. 4. I've heard a record or two of Lang backing a singer and his harmonies and Httle fill-ins are really something. one, hov^ever, seems — gives plenty of punch to a — back, from (way) back, adv. ir prep. phr. [logic of its use derives from a beHef in the positive correlation of worth with experience; current intensifier (usually only quot. ) — 1928 . back: of Original p. killer [jazz sense]. " p. 249. from way and skill. 1938 314. mellow back: adjective of Jericho, p.
I960 The Jazz Titans, p. 150. bennies: benzedrine 1. v. apple. big apple, — pills. — See quots. 2. [current c. 1937-c. , 22. from "The Big p. 9 loose-hipped, free-hand Apple" ... a combination of . "truckin' " News, 4 . . and the square dance. , p. 12. All . Y. Amsterdam the "cats" on the avenue are up" with a new dance they call "The Big Apple," a swing square dance. big band, [current since c. 1925] See i960 quot. (note "breakin attrib. , p. 35. The Band has again scored with "The Camel Walk," usage).
A Jazz Lexicon by Robert S Gold