A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

etta

Sun, 17 Dec '06
Jazzy James
Mon, 11 Dec '06
Soul singer James
Wed, 4 Oct '06
Singer James
Mon, 4 Sep '06
Blues singer James
Thu, 31 Aug '06
With 32-Across, "Tell Mama" singer, 1967