The Etymology of "Boogaloo/Bugalu"?
So...here's something I have yet to figure out...Where does the term "boogaloo" come from? I know what it refers to but not its origins. I've heard some theories say that it comes out of an African American vernacular - an explanation I'd be partial to except that its adoption within popular music begins in Nuyorican music first and then gets picked up by jazz artists later. Anyone have a sense of this, esp. you Latin headz out there?