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Quotation by for the City of New Orleans
A 'spasm band' is a miscellaneous collection of a soap box, tin cans, pan tops, nails, drumsticks, and little Negro boys. When mixed in the proper proportions this results in the wildest shuffle dancing, accompanied by a bumping rhythm.
For the City of New Orleans, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). New Orleans City Guide (The WPA Guide to New Orleans), p. 57, in "Folkways," Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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