publication date: Sunday, December 20, 2015 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Legends

clue: Jazz might have been named after this Mississippi delta blues musician, if he actually existed.

explanation: One of the many theories about the origin of the word "jazz" is that it's named after a legendary, possibly fictional musician named Jazbo Brown. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Chris Lemler, and Joanna Woods

trivia: No photograph of Brown exists, so Scott gooed an image of Arthur S. Shaw's composition "Jazbo" based on him. Incorrect guesses included Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.


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