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Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary (Hardback)

By Calt, Stephen

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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 un...ravels 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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ISBN 9780252033476
Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780252033476
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Imprint University of Illinois Press
Released 15 Jan 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Calt, Stephen
Category Blues music
Reference Works
Popular Culture
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 782.421643014
Weight 567g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Blues (Music) - History and criticism, Blues (Music), Blues (Music) - Texts
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade