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see bebop.


n. (context dated music English) bebop


Rebop may be:

  • An early name for bebop, a form of jazz music, still used in the UK in the 1970s
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah, Ghanaian percussionist with Traffic
  • Rebop (TV series), an American television show produced by WGBH Boston from 1976 to 1979
Rebop (TV series)

Rebop is an American children's television series that aired from 1976 to 1979 on PBS stations and produced by WGBH Boston. The premise was to promote social understanding and diversity among young people. LeVar Burton hosted for the final season.

Quincy Jones performed the title tune You Have to Do It Yourself.

Usage examples of "rebop".

It was just noise to keep the rhythm going, just rebop until he found the groove again.

I kept at it until midnight, concentrating on the bars around 6th and Hill, talking up barflies, buying them drinks, racking up booze rebop and a couple of tips on abortion mills that almost sounded legit.

That rebop bored me five years ago, now it is an even further distance from hunger.

Emil did the bebop and rebop and the Twist, and then stopped suddenly, a pained expression on his face.

He did the bebop, the rebop, the jitterbug, the twist, and even invented a few steps.

Tee Bobby had skated on the edge of the system, shining people on, getting by on rebop and charm and convincing others he was more trickster than miscreant.

Loved to attend meetings and demonstrations, sign petitions and talk Commie rebop.

Kruschev sends his sloganeering robots into the bracero community, where they spout Commie rebop and corrupt a youth group that Big Pete has been indoctrinating into Americanism.

The flip side might be logical chaos--a verdict or the absence of a verdict spawned by the numbingly protracted cross-media extravaganza that has deluged all would-be jurors and indeed the entire American public with an accretion of contradictory details both densely pertinent and superfluous--a huge shitstorm of information, misinformation, innuendo, and disingenuously reported rebop that backs you into a corner like a date rapist you can never escape until you shut down your electronic and printed-page access to the world, move to the South Pole, and start flicking penguins.

He buttonholed the Golden Gloves man and told him this crazy fantasy rebop that I had this big money to buy mink coats with.