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Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

  • Author:Stephen Calt
  • Publisher:University of Illinois Press
  • Category:Book
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Edition:1st Edition
  • Pages:320
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
  • Dimensions (in):6 x 0.9 x 9
  • Publication Date:October 1, 2009
  • ISBN:0252076605
  • EAN:9780252076602
  • ASIN:0252076605
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Synopsis

This fascinating compendium explains the most unusual, obscure, and curious words and expressions from vintage blues music. Utilizing both documentary evidence and invaluable interviews with a number of now-deceased musicians from the 1920s and '30s, blues scholar Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of more than twelve hundred idioms and proper or place names found on oft-overlooked "race records" recorded between 1923 and 1949. From "aggravatin' papa" to "yas-yas-yas" and everything in between, this truly unique, racy, and compelling resource decodes a neglected speech for general readers and researchers alike, offering invaluable information about black language and American slang.


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